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New COVID-19 cluster forms at tuition centre in Bedok North

This is the third time in four days that Singapore’s local COVID-19 cases surpassed the 1,000 mark.

Noreen Shazreen
Noreen Shazreen

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Published: 22 September 2021, 12:20 PM

LearnJoy Education Centre, a tuition centre located at Bedok North Street 3, was identified as a new COVID-19 cluster on Tuesday (Sep 21) by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

There were 10 cases linked to the centre. Nine of those infected were students, while the remaining was a staff member. The newly detected cases were already quarantined.

Singapore reported 1,173 new local COVID-19 infections on Tuesday. 

Of the 1,173 new local cases, there were 1,038 community infections and 135 dormitory cases. This is also the third time in four days that Singapore’s local COVID-19 cases exceeded the 1,000 mark.

Two new cases were linked to the Chinatown Complex cluster, bringing the total number of cases in the cluster to 285. There were also 10 new cases linked to the Blue Stars Dormitory cluster, bringing the total to 133.

Of the new local COVID-19 infections, 398 were between the ages of 12 and 39. 

Three deaths were also reported on Tuesday, bringing Singapore’s COVID-19 death toll to 65.

The first, known as Case 66111, is a 62-year-old Singaporean woman who passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. She tested positive for COVID-19 on Jul 23 and was brought to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital the following day. 

Her medical history included hypertension and hyperlipidemia, and she had also not been vaccinated against COVID-19.

The two other deaths reported involved a 74-year-old and an 83-year-old who also passed away after complications related to their COVID-19 infections. 

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


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