Coronavirus: Singapore

TTSH cluster: 9 fully vaccinated cases had mild to no symptoms

They also didn't need oxygen support, while seven among the unvaccinated did

A vial of Covid-19 vaccine. Ministry of Health director of medical services Kenneth Mak said that the TTSH cluster had arisen from a viral variant, but the vaccine appears to have done relatively well against it. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
A vial of Covid-19 vaccine. Ministry of Health director of medical services Kenneth Mak said that the TTSH cluster had arisen from a viral variant, but the vaccine appears to have done relatively well against it. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

More cases of worrisome variants that are circulating around the world have been detected here, and while vaccination may not prevent a person from getting Covid-19, it can protect people from becoming severely ill with the disease, the authorities said yesterday at a multi-ministry task force press conference.

Ministry of Health director of medical services Kenneth Mak said that of the 40 Covid-19 cases in the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) cluster, the nine who had received full doses of the Covid-19 vaccines were either asymptomatic or exhibited mild symptoms, and none required oxygen support.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 05, 2021, with the headline 'TTSH cluster: 9 fully vaccinated cases had mild to no symptoms'. Subscribe