78 new COVID-19 cases detected in Singapore; 21 unlinked

Office workers seen at the Raffles Place financial business district in Singapore on 5 August. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

Workplace employees seen at the Raffles Location monetary enterprise zone in Singapore on 5 August. (PICTURE: Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (8 August) reported the detection of 78 brand-new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, taking the nation’s overall case count to 65,764.

There are 73 brand-new regional infections, stated the ministry in a press release. Of these, 43 are connected to previous cases and have actually currently been quarantined, while 9 are connected to previous cases and were found through monitoring. 

Likewise reported were 21 brand-new unlinked cases, stated MOH. 

Amongst the brand-new cases are likewise 5 senior citizens above the age of 70 who are unvaccinated or partly immunized, and are at danger of falling seriously ill.

Likewise found were 5 imported cases, all of whom were put on Stay-Home Notification (SHN) or separated upon their arrival in Singapore. All these cases were found upon their arrival in the nation.

In an earlier release, MOH stated that an 80-year-old Singaporean lady had actually passed away on Saturday from problems connected to COVID-19. The lady, who established signs on 21 July and was confessed to a health center 2 days later on, was unvaccinated and had a history of diabetes, high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation.

So far, Singapore has actually seen 42 deaths due to COVID-19 problems.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.