30 New COVID-19 Cases Linked To Bus Interchange Clusters

We know you came to Goody Feed assuming we’d have goody news, and in normal circumstances, that would be a fair assumption.

But, as you know, nothing is normal or goody about our COVID-19 pandemic.

In the last year and a half, a piece of good news has inevitably been followed by a chunkier piece of bad news.

But in recent days, it’s been bad news followed by more bad news.

Here are the unfortunate details:

235 Locally Transmitted Cases; 110 Unlinked

235 locally transmitted cases were reported yesterday (6 Sep), including a whopping 110 unlinked cases.

215 infections were detected in the community, while the remaining 20 were from migrant workers’ dormitories.

In addition, there were six cases from abroad, all of whom had already been placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon their arrival.

30 New COVID-19 Cases Linked To Bus Interchange Clusters

While no new clusters were identified, several active clusters grew yesterday after the Ministry of Health (MOH) detected new cases there.

This included six of the eight active clusters linked to staff working at bus interchanges, as 30 new cases were linked to these clusters.

They include:

  • Tampines Bus Interchange staff – one new case, 37 in total
  • Boon Lay Bus Interchange staff – 12 new cases, 126 in total
  • Clementi Bus Interchange staff – three new cases, 43 in total
  • Sengkang Bus Interchange staff – one new case, 28 in total
  • Jurong East Bus Interchange staff – four new cases, 40 in total

The Toa Payoh bus interchange cluster remains our largest one; with the addition of 9 new cases, it now has 161 infections.

The clusters linked to Changi General Hospital (CGH) and Bugis Junction also got bigger yesterday, with five new infections each.

The CGH cluster now has 51 cases, while the Bugis Junction one has 283 cases.

Four clusters were closed by MOH, meaning we now have 53 active clusters in the country.

637 Cases in Hospital; 6 in ICU

At the moment, there are 637 COVID-19 cases in hospitals, most of whom are well and under observation.

21 severe cases require oxygen supplementation and six are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Of these 27 cases, 19 are patients above the age of 60. 12 of them are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

As of Sunday (5 Sep), 81% of our population has been fully vaccinated, with 83% having received at least one dose.

MOH: People Should Limit Their Social Gatherings to One a Day

Remember how I said bad news has been in abundance in recent days? Well, we had even more of it yesterday.

Yesterday, MOH strongly encouraged all individuals to reduce their “non-essential social activities” for the next two weeks. This was especially important for vulnerable elderly residents or those staying with the elderly, it said.

“We should continue to limit our social circle to a small group of regular contacts and limit ourselves to one social gathering a day, whether to another household or in a public place.”

What’s more, from tomorrow (8 Sep), social gatherings and interactions at workplaces will no longer be permitted.

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