Singapore reports 98 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, Aug 5: Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 98 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total tally in the country to 65,508.

The new infections included 96 locally transmitted cases, of which 38 were linked to previous cases and have already been placed on quarantine, while 20 were linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance, and 38 were currently unlinked.

The other two were imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

A total of 577 cases are currently warded in the hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 40 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and eight in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

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