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Today is the first day of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) again, and there’s no surprise in the number of cases.

As of 12pm today (22 Jul), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 170 new cases of COVID-19 infection.

162 of them are community cases. Of the 162 locally-transmitted cases, 52 are currently unlinked. 5 cases belong to the KTV cluster, while 87 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster.

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 63,791.

Based on yesterday’s number, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 88 cases in the week before to 766 cases in the past week. We are likely to continue to see high number of cases in the coming days as we step up efforts to detect them to contain their spread in the community. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 14 cases in the week before to 82 cases in the past week.

The 7-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 97.7 and 11.7 respectively.

New Cluster Emerged in MBS Casino With 11 Cases; Casino to Close Until 5 Aug

The Marina Bay Sands Casino has been closed for two weeks after a COVID-19 cluster formed in its premises.

While the Ministry of Health (MOH) did not provide specifics, it said there were 11 cases linked to the cluster.

It is now investigating cases of COVID-19 infection among those who worked in or visited the casino.

Since there is likely ongoing transmission, MOH said the casino will be closed to the public from today (22 July) to 5 Aug to break the chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning of the premises.

A special testing operation will be conducted for all staff members of the casino, and free testing will be extended to those who visited the casino between 7 Jul and 21 Jul.

Another new cluster, named after Case 65231, was also identified. The cluster currently has four infections.

379 Cases in Hospitals; 6,837,539 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered

379 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 7 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 1 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU). None amongst these 8 cases is fully vaccinated. 2 seniors above 60 years, one completely unvaccinated, and one partially vaccinated, have fallen very ill.

There are 2 new clusters today. In total, there are currently 28 active clusters, ranging between 3 and 454 infections.

As of 20 July 2021, we have administered a total of 6,837,539, doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme. The total number of doses administered was 6,837,539, covering 4,165,024 individuals. 2,792,667 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 120,152 recovered persons who received at least one dose and 2,672,515 who received their second dose.

In addition, 70,504 doses of Sinovac vaccines have been administered as of 20 July, covering 63,733 individuals.

To know more about vaccines in Singapore, watch this video to the end:

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