9 of 14 new COVID cases in Singapore linked to Bukit Merah View Market cluster
SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (15 June) confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 62,315.
All of them are local cases in the community, of whom nine of 10 linked cases belong to the 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre cluster. The cluster now has 25 cases.
Tuesday marks the 51st consecutive day with local cases reported as well as the first time since 29 June last year to have no imported cases reported.
"Amongst the new cases today, four are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 10 were symptomatic," said the MOH.
The four unlinked cases in the community are:
a 41-year-old Filipino woman who is a foreign domestic worker (received first dose of vaccine)
a 36-year-old Singaporean woman who is a homemaker
a 30-year-old Singaporean woman who works as a sales representative at Imperva Singapore
a 35-year-old Singaporean man who is currently unemployed
Separately, one case has been linked to the 36-year-old woman, who is his family member and household contact. He is a 35-year-old Singaporean man who works as a senior executive at NETS.
The ministry noted that the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 93 in the week before to 60 in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from 10 in the week before to 18 in the past week.
The MOH also announced the closure of two clusters – "Case 63290" and White Sands – as there have been no cases linked to them for the past two incubation periods, or 28 days. Singapore currently has 44 active COVID-19 clusters.