179 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Singapore

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Singapore reported 179 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections as of noon yesterday, with 130 cases linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and eight belonging to the KTV lounges cluster.

The are now 451 cases linked to the Jurong Fishery Port/Hong Lim Market and Food Centre cluster, making it the largest active cluster in the country.

A total of 215 cases have been linked to the KTV cluster.

Among the new cases announced yesterday, 149 are linked to previous infections, with 80 already placed in quarantine and 69 detected through surveillance testing.

The remaining 30 infections were not linked to previous cases, said the Singapore’s Ministry of Health in its preliminary daily update.

Four of the new cases were seniors above 70 years old who were not vaccinated and are at risk of serious illness, said the ministry.

There were also two imported infections, who were placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival. Both developed the illness during the stay-home notice or isolation period.

In total, there were 181 new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore yesterday.

A child rides a bike near the Marina financial business centre in Singapore. PHOTO: AFP