A crowd of individuals sporting protecting face masks walks alongside Orchard Street on December 12, 2021. (Photograph: NurPhoto through Getty Pictures)

SINGAPORE – Singapore now has 71 omicron circumstances – up from 24 beforehand introduced – in addition to a brand new gymnasium cluster already linked to the brand new infectious variant.

The Ministry of Well being (MOH) stated in a press launch on Tuesday (December 21) morning that six out of 71 circumstances are regionally transmitted infections. The remaining 65 are imported.

Two of the three COVID-19 circumstances linked to the cluster at Anytime Health’ Bukit Timah Procuring Heart department have initially examined constructive for the Omicron variant. The end result of the remaining case is pending, the MoH stated.

All three circumstances have been absolutely vaccinated and have delicate signs. In response to the MOH’s epidemiological investigation, all of them had no current journey historical past and had just lately visited the gymnasium between December 15 and 17.

Amongst them is a 24-year-old unemployed man, who developed a sore throat and fever on December 18.

He had sought medical consideration at a basic practitioner clinic the place he underwent a polymerase chain response (PCR) check. His check end result got here constructive on the identical day.

One other is an 18-year-old girl who research at Negi Ann Polytechnic and was final at school on December 15.

On December 18, he additionally developed a sore throat and fever. Like the person, he had sought medical consideration at a basic practitioner clinic the place he was examined for COVID-19. The subsequent day his PCR check end result got here again constructive.

The third case is of a 21-year-old man who research on the At-Sunris GlobalChef Academy however didn’t attend college just lately.

Like others, he developed a sore throat on December 18 and sought medical consideration at a basic practitioner clinic, the place he was examined for COVID-19. The subsequent day his PCR check end result got here again constructive.

The MOH didn’t specify which of the circumstances initially examined constructive for Omicron.

The ministry stated that it’s fixing the circumstances via contact tracing. Workers and guests of Anytime Health Outlet in Bukit Timah Procuring Heart who’re recognized as shut contacts of the circumstances will probably be positioned on quarantine.

It stated that as a precautionary measure, well being hazard warnings can be issued to different gym-goers between December 15 and 17. They may also be approached by MoH for a one-time focused PCR check.

The ministry has suggested all guests to the affected premises to intently monitor their well being and reduce social interactions so far as doable for 14 days from the date of their go to.

On Monday, authorities confirmed 195 new COVID-19 circumstances in Singapore – bringing the nation’s complete variety of circumstances to 276,105 – in addition to two deaths as a result of illness. Forty-five of the brand new circumstances have been contaminated with Omicron.

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