SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 98 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections as of noon on Tuesday (Aug 3), including 31 with no links to previous cases.
This is the first time in about two weeks that new daily locally transmitted cases have fallen below the 100 mark. The previous time was on Jul 18, when there were 88 cases in the community.
Forty-six of the new infections were linked to previous cases and had been placed on quarantine, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its preliminary daily update on Tuesday. Another 21 linked infections were detected through surveillance testing.
Among the new cases, seven are people above the age of 70 who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and at risk of serious illness, said MOH.
There were also four imported cases, who were placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival. Three infections were detected upon arrival while one developed the illness during the stay-home notice or isolation period.
In total, Singapore reported 102 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.
MOH will release further updates on Tuesday night on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore.
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COMMUNITY SURVEILLANCE TESTING
MOH also provided a separate update on the results of community surveillance testing at various locations around Singapore.
Testing for residents, visitors and individuals who interacted with residents of 438 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 were completed on Jul 30, said MOH. Of those tested, two people were positive for COVID-19 while 430 tested negative.
At 430 and 445A Clementi Avenue 3, four people were found to have the infection and 842 tested negative. The testing for residents, visitors and individuals who interacted with residents at the two blocks were completed on Jul 31.
Four positive cases were found among residents of 3 Teck Whye Lane, while 371 people tested negative.
There were no positive cases among the 260 residents tested at 357 Yung An Road.
At 510 West Coast Drive, three cases were detected among residents while 397 others tested negative.
PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO MRNA VACCINES CAN TAKE SINOVAC
People who suffered allergic reactions after receiving the first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine have been invited to take the Sinovac vaccine.
Those who receive COVID-19 jabs in such a manner will be considered fully vaccinated, said Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary on Monday in Parliament.
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Separately, MOH also announced that no prior appointment will be needed for people who want to get a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine jab at community vaccination centres.
The 11 Moderna vaccination centres are located at these community clubs: Buona Vista, Hong Kah North, Kebun Baru, Kolam Ayer, Marsiling, Potong Pasir, Punggol 21, Radin Mas, Tampines East, Woodlands and Yew Tee.
As of Tuesday, Singapore has reported a total of 65,315 COVID-19 cases.
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