New Covid-19 clusters involving Punggol Primary School cleaner and Westlite Juniper Dormitory
SINGAPORE - Four new Covid-19 clusters have surfaced, one of which involves a Punggol Primary School cleaner with four cases and another at Westlite Juniper Dormitory with nine cases.
The other two new active clusters are linked to individual cases, each having three cases linked to it, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in an update on Tuesday (July 27) night.
In total, there are currently 39 active clusters.
The Jurong Fishery Port cluster, which remains the largest cluster to date, stands at 902 cases.
MOH also said that Covid-19 self-test kits will be given to those who visited Teban Gardens Market and Food Centre as well as 216 Bedok Food Centre and Market.
This is an added layer of ring-fencing to identify cases and prevent further transmission of the virus, which was likely seeded by fishmongers who visited Jurong Fishery Port.
The number of new cases in the community has increased from 642 cases in the week before to 967 cases in the past week.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 46 cases in the week before to 182 cases in the past week, MOH said.
Chong, C. (2021, July 27). New Covid-19 clusters involving Punggol Primary School cleaner and Westlite Juniper Dormitory. The Straits Times. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/new-covid-19-clusters-involving-punggol-primary-school-cleaner-with-4-cases-and-westlite