Only 2 New COVID-19 Clusters Reported on 8 Aug; Jurong Fishery Port Grew by 4 Cases


It’s National Day today, and while the parade has been postponed, we finally have some good news about our COVID-19 situation.

Our daily case count significantly decreased yesterday – a total of 78 new infections were reported.

What’s more, the number of new clusters also went down drastically.

Here are the details:

2 New Clusters 

Gone are the days where we identified ten new COVID-19 clusters every day. Gone at least for the time being, that is.

Yesterday (8 Aug), two new clusters were reported by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Both clusters were linked to individual cases, with no further specifics provided by the ministry.

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The addition brings the total number of active clusters to 130.

Our biggest active cluster is still the one linked to Jurong Fishery Port/Hong Lim Market and Food Centre – with four more cases added to it yesterday, it now has 1,147 infections.

73 Locally Transmitted Cases

Of the 78 new infections, 73 were locally transmitted.

52 has established links to previous cases, and 21 were unlinked.


43 of them who were linked to previous cases were already in quarantine, while the other nine were detected through surveillance.

542 Cases in Hospital; 8 in ICU

At the moment, there are 542 cases in hospital, most of whom are well and under observation.

37 severe cases require oxygen supplementation while eight are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Six of these 45 cases were fully vaccinated; four needed oxygen supplementation while the other two required intensive care as they had underlying medical conditions.

34 of them were above 60 and had fallen very ill. Of them, five were fully vaccinated.

As for whether vaccination prevents serious illness from COVID-19, well, the numbers speak for themselves.

Of the 95 locally transmitted cases reported yesterday, 59 were unvaccinated and 27 were partially vaccinated, meaning just nine were fully vaccinated.

Vaccination Progress: 69%

As of 7 Aug, 69% of our population has been fully vaccinated under the national vaccination programme.

79% have received at least one dose.

Additionally, 130,952 doses of Sinovac vaccines have been administered, covering 81,612 people.


Learn more about vaccination by watching this video:

Dining in to Resume Tomorrow

If you’re outside and can see everyone on the street grinning for no apparent reason, well there’s a very simple explanation for it: dining in will resume tomorrow.

Vaccinated people will be able to dine at F&B establishments in groups of five, while both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals can eat out at coffee shops and hawker centres in groups of two.

Group size limits for social gatherings for both groups will also be increased to five. The permitted number of distinct household visitors per day will also be increased to five.

These social gatherings should be capped at two per day.


More measures will also be lifted from 19 Aug for vaccinated individuals if our COVID-19 situation remains stable.

This includes marriage solemnisation, worship services, and even high-intensity sports.

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