53 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in S'pore, including 32 linked to KTV cluster; 8 imported cases

Of the 53 locally transmitted cases, 24 were linked to previous cases. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

SINGAPORE - There were 53 new local coronavirus cases confirmed as at Friday noon (July 16), including 32 cases linked to the growing KTV outlets and nightclubs cluster here.

This brings the total number of cases in the KTV cluster to 120.

Of the 53 locally transmitted cases, 24 were linked to previous cases and quarantined, while 20 were linked and detected through surveillance.

There are currently nine unlinked cases.

There were also eight imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notice on arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). Two of these cases were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while six developed the illness during stay-home notice or isolation.

The total number of cases in Singapore stands at 62,913.

More details will be announced on Friday night.

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On July 16, a total of 120 cases had been linked to the KTV cluster making it the largest active cluster in Singapore. This is how events unfolded.

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