38 new cases linked to bus interchange clusters, Bugis Junction cluster rises to 295

There were 347 new local COVID-19 infections on Wednesday.

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Published: 9 September 2021, 12:39 PM

Thirty-eight new cases were linked to the eight bus interchange clusters, out of 347 new local COVID-19 infections on Wednesday (Sep 8), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said. 

There are now 183 cases at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, 145 cases at Boon Lay Bus Interchange, 48 cases at Clementi Bus Interchange, 42 cases at Jurong East Bus Interchange, 37 cases at Punggol Bus Interchange, 44 cases at Tampines Bus Interchange, 35 cases at Bishan Bus Interchange and 28 cases at Sengkang Bus Interchange. 

Only the clusters at Punggol, Sengkang and Tampines had no new cases on Wednesday.

MOH also said that there was no evidence of spread to commuters as the infection spread through workplace transmission. 

The Bugis Junction cluster has four new COVID-19 infections linked to it, bringing the total number of cases linked to that location to 295. 

There was “intra-mall transmission amongst staff and visitors” at Bugis Junction, said MOH. 

The number of active clusters in Singapore now stands at 53. 

A 93-year-old woman died of COVID-19 complications on Wednesday. She was Singapore’s 56th death related to the disease. 

Known as Case 71194, the woman was unvaccinated against COVID-19 and had a history of diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia. 

She developed symptoms on Sep 2 and tested positive for COVID-19 when she was taken to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases on Sep 5, said MOH in their daily press release. 

Eighty-four of the new cases on Wednesday are seniors above the age of 60 years old, MOH added. 

Of the new local COVID-19 infections on Monday, there were two imported cases who were placed either on Stay-Home Notice or in isolation upon arrival in Singapore.

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