Marina Bay Sands Covid Cluster up to 63 as of Sunday
By Sunday 8, the total registered Covid19 infections associated with the Marina Bay Sands cluster stood at 63. The Singapore Ministry of Health confirmed one new case linked to the resort cluster.
The Marina Bay Sands casino is operated by the United States-based Las Vegas Sands Corp, also operator of casinos in Macau through the subsidiary, Sands China Ltd.
The infection tally stood at 60 earlier in the week when the casino reopened on August 5. The venue is once again open to patrons, but with a two-player per table limit, after intensive deep cleaning from July 22, according to the Marina Bays Sands management.
On Friday, the number went to 61 after a new confirmed case emerged, and by Saturday, it was at 62, followed by one more case on Sunday.
So, Singapore had 78 new COVID 19 cases as of Sunday, of which 73 are locally transmitted. 43 of the total number are linked to previous cases. Plus, the Health Ministry stated to have found 2 new infection clusters, bringing the total to 130 active ones. They range from 3 to 1,147 infections.
The authorities further reported that over 542 people were currently receiving hospital treatment for Covid19, but most were doing well and under medical observation.
Since the start of the Covid19 pandemic, about 42 people have died from the virus in Singapore.
Previously, Singapore officials have highlighted mass vaccination as the best way of managing the virus locally. They stated that it would be key to welcoming back foreign tourists who fuel the city’s casino resorts as the primary target market. The government would then shift focus to only treating the seriously ill.
According to authorities, by Saturday 8, over 69 percent of the Singaporean population had received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccines.