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Chinatown Complex cluster grows to 242 cases

There were 910 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Sep 17.

Alicia Ang
Alicia Ang

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Published: 17 September 2021, 11:14 AM

The Chinatown Complex COVID-19 cluster has grown to 242 cases, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday (Sep 17). 

Of the 910 new cases in Singapore reported on Thursday, 17 were linked to the Chinatown Complex cluster. The cluster now has eight cases linked to cleaners and Safe Distancing Ambassadors, one to a patron, 183 to stallholders and assistants, and 50 to household contacts of workers.

One new cluster was reported on Thursday at Blue Stars Dormitory. There are now 53 cases in the cluster, and all dormitory residents are being tested.

Of the new local COVID-19 infections, 317 of those infected between the ages of 12 and 39. 

A 72-year-old woman passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on Thursday too. She developed symptoms on Sep 4 and tested positive for the virus on Sep 6. She was unvaccinated and had a history of atypical chest pain, Graves’ disease, hypertension and dyslipidaemia, said MOH. 

Singapore’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 59. 


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