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People wearing face masks while crossing a road on May 24, 2021, amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore. (File photo: Marcus Mark Ramos)

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SINGAPORE: Singapore reported four new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections on Saturday (Jul 3), all with links to previous cases. 

All four cases had already been placed on quarantine, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.

Two of the new cases are linked to the cluster at Block 105 Henderson Crescent, bringing the total number of infections in the cluster to 20.

The other two cases are linked to the cluster at Changi General Hospital, which takes the tally of infections in the cluster to 18.

active COVID-19 clusters Jul 3
Active COVID-19 clusters in Singapore as of Jul 3, 2021. (Table: MOH)

Two clusters have been closed after no more cases were linked to them for the past 28 days, added MOH. They are the cluster at NTUC Foodfare at 308 Anchorvale Road with its first infection reported on May 29, and the Case 63922 cluster with its first infection reported on Jun 1.

There are currently 26 active clusters in Singapore, with between three and 93 infections.

There were also three imported cases who have been placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival. 

One of them was detected upon arrival in Singapore, while the other two tested positive during stay-home notice or isolation. 

No new infections were reported in migrant worker dormitories.

In all, Singapore reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the lowest daily case count since Jun 9. 

UNLINKED CASES DOWN

The number of new cases in the community has dropped from 92 cases in the week before to 37 cases in the past week, MOH said. 

The number of unlinked cases in the community is also down from 18 cases in the week before to two cases in the past week.

The seven-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 5.0 and 0.3 respectively.

MOH figure on falling COVID-19 linked and unlinked cases
Seven-day moving average number of COVID-19 community unlinked and linked cases. (Figure: MOH)

A total of 113 cases are still in hospital. Nine of them are cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, while two are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Over the past 28 days, there were 23 local cases that required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to the ICU or died. Of these, 20 were unvaccinated while three were partially vaccinated.

Singapore has administered more than 5.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine under the national vaccination programme as of Friday. More than 2.1 million people are fully vaccinated.

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UPDATE ON MASS TESTING

In an update on the mass testing for residents, visitors, as well as shop owners and workers at 55, 56 and 57 Lengkok Bahru, MOH said two people tested positive. 

This was out of 1,792 people swabbed as part of the testing exercise, which concluded on Jun 30. 

For the mass testing of residents and visitors of 103 Henderson Crescent, which concluded on Jun 29, all 510 of them were negative for COVID-19.

As of Saturday, Singapore has reported a total of 62,606 cases and 36 deaths from COVID-19.

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