Singapore reports 2,478 new COVID-19 cases, 7 new clusters found

The new clusters identified include six dormitories and a care home in Marsiling.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 1 October 2021, 11:24 AM

There were 2,478 new COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday (Sep 30), said the Ministry of Health (MOH). 

This is the third day in a row that Singapore reported a new daily high. Of the 2,478 local cases, there were 2,022 community infections reported, the first time there were more than 2,000 community cases in a day. 

Of the new COVID-19 cases, 687 are aged between 12 and 39.

Seven new clusters have also been identified. There were 20 new cases linked to the MWS Christalite Methodist Home cluster, nine cases linked to Jurong Penjuru Dormitory 1 and five new cases linked to the Jurong Penjuru Dormitory 2 cluster.

MOH said that in MWS Christalite Methodist Home, transmission occurred amongst staff and residents.

The remaining clusters include ASPRI-Westlite Papan Dormitory with 12 new cases, 9 Defu South Street 1 Dormitory with 13 new cases, Cochrane Lodge 2 Dormitory with 14 new cases and PPT Lodge 1B Dormitory with 11 new infections.

For dormitory clusters, there was transmission amongst residents with no evidence of spread to the local community. There is also no evidence of the infection spreading beyond the dormitory residents.

MOH is also closely monitoring 15 active clusters, including Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre and Kian Teck Hostel. 

There were two COVID-19 related deaths reported on Thursday, bringing the national death toll to 95. There were 40 deaths in September, a new monthly record in Singapore. 

Case 85911 was a 79-year-old female permanent resident and Case 90565 was an 87-year-old Singaporean female. Both had been unvaccinated and had underlying medical conditions.

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

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