Covid-19 infections linked to S'pore bus interchange clusters rise to 504, with 30 new cases

The cluster at Toa Payoh bus interchange has 161 cases after nine new cases were added on Sept 6, 2021. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - The number of Covid-19 cases linked to staff at eight bus interchanges now stands at 504, with 30 new cases reported on Monday (Sept 6).

The cluster at Toa Payoh bus interchange has 161 cases, after nine new cases were added, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its daily update on Monday night.

Twelve new cases were also added to the cluster at Boon Lay bus interchange, taking its total to 126.

The clusters at the Tampines, Clementi, Sengkang and Jurong East interchanges each grew by between one and four cases.

No new cases were added to the Bishan and Punggol interchanges.

Meanwhile, the Bugis Junction cluster had five new cases, with a current total of 283.

The North Coast Lodge cluster grew to 196 cases, with 16 new cases added, while five cases were linked to the Changi General Hospital cluster, which now stands at 51 cases.

MOH added that four clusters have been closed. With no new clusters, there are currently 53 active clusters of infection.

Singapore reported a total of 241 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, including 235 locally transmitted cases and six imported ones. There were 110 unlinked locally transmitted cases.

Six of the locally transmitted cases were seniors above 70 who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and at risk of serious illness.

There are 637 Covid-19 patients still in hospital.

These include six in critical condition in the intensive care unit, and 21 who require oxygen support.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 723 cases the week before to 1,325 cases in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community over one week has also increased from 146 cases to 573 over the same period.

MOH also gave an update on vaccination in Singapore, noting that around 8.79 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination programme.

As at Sunday, 81 per cent of the population have been fully vaccinated, while 83 per cent have received at least one dose, added the ministry.

Singapore has had 55 deaths from Covid-19 complications.

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