New COVID-19 cluster forms at centre for adults with disabilities in Choa Chu Kang

Singapore reported 917 new COVID-19 cases on Sep 20.

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Published: 21 September 2021, 12:06 PM

The Chua Chu Kang branch for SUN-DAC, an activity centre for adults with disabilities, was identified as a new COVID-19 cluster on Monday (Sep 20) by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

There were 12 cases linked to the place. Ten of those infected were staff, while the other two were clients. The centre has been closed since Sep 17.

A manufacturing company in Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park was also identified as a new COVID-19 cluster with a total of 21 cases linked to it. Sixteen of those infected were staff while the remaining were household contacts. 

Singapore reported 917 new local COVID-19 infections on Monday. 

Seven new cases were linked to three bus interchanges at Tampines, Toa Payoh and Clementi. This brings the total number of cases linked to each location to 172, 254 and 84 respectively.

Of the new local COVID-19 infections on Monday, 311 were between ages 12 and 39. 

Two patients died of COVID-19 complications on Sunday, bringing Singapore’s total number of deaths related to the disease to 62. 

The first, known as Case 74987, is an 84-year-old man who was fully vaccinated against COVID-19. He was tested positive for COVID-19 the same day he was brought to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital on Sep 13, said MOH.

He had a history of heart disease, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia. 

The second, Case 77580, is an 85-year-old man who was partially vaccinated and had no known medical conditions. He tested positive for COVID-19 on Sep 16 and was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital two days later.

There were also seven imported cases who were placed either on Stay-Home Notice or in isolation upon arrival in Singapore.

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