A third vaccine was approved recently; however, it is only approved for the private healthcare sector. If you’re wondering why is there a need for so many vaccines, today’s report will tell you why.
As of 12pm today (3 Jun), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 45 new cases of COVID-19 infection.
35 are community cases, of which 2 are unlinked. 22 of the community cases are from [email protected]
The remaining 10 are imported cases.
This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 62,145.
Based on yesterday’s figures, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 165 cases in the week before to 126 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 30 cases in the week before to 27 cases in the past week.
Unlinked Community Cases on 2 June 2021
Among the 5 unlinked cases reported yesterday was a 61-year-old Singaporean woman who works at a Singapore Pools outlet at NTUC FairPrice (Clementi Avenue 3).
She had last gone to work on 26 May.
The woman developed body aches on 30 May, and then a fever and sore throat on 1 June. She sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on the same day, where she underwent an ART and PCR test, both of which came back positive on the same day.
Her serology test result is pending. The 61-year-old received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 30 May.
The four other unlinked infections are:
- a 22-year-old female Myanmar national who works as a healthcare assistant at Grace Lodge
- a 36-year-old Vietnamese woman who is a homemaker
- a 43-year-old Singaporean woman who works in an administrative role at Changi Prison Complex, and had last gone to work on 2 March
- an 80-year-old Singaporean woman who is a retiree
Read more details about yesterday’s cases here.
544 Active Cases
There are currently 216 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 2 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
328 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19.
33 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.
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