Coronavirus: Singapore

TTSH cluster sparked by new variants

New viral variants that have originated in India - and are fuelling the devastating second wave there - are believed to have sparked Singapore's largest active cluster at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH).

Seven cases in three local clusters were found with B16172, a sublineage of a variant from India, said the Ministry of Health's (MOH) director of medical services Kenneth Mak yesterday.

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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 sparked by new variants'. Subscribe