Singapore reports lowest daily COVID-19 case count in four months

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Singapore reports lowest daily COVID-19 case count in four months

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | PTI | Singapore

Singapore reports lowest daily COVID-19 case count in four months

Singapore on Wednesday reported 42 new coronavirus cases, the lowest daily infection count in over four months, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 55,395.

Among the new cases, 11 are imported infections who were placed on stay-home notice, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The majority of the new cases are work permit holders currently under quarantine.

The sole community infection on Wednesday is a Singapore national, the MOH said, in its preliminary daily update.

The last time when the daily infection count was below 40 in Singapore was on March 22 when 23 virus cases were reported.

Meanwhile, the inter-agency task force has completed the testing of all foreign workers in the dormitories, which were the major virus hotspots in the island nation, the ministry said.

About 22,500 workers are still in quarantine.

"These workers will be tested when their isolation ends and we expect the case count to remain high in the coming days, before tapering down thereafter," the ministry said.

Three imported cases reported on Tuesday had come from India between July 28 and 30. Two of whom are long-term visit pass holders and one is on a dependent's pass.

All of them had been placed on 14-day stay-home notice. They had been tested while serving their stay at home notie, said the MOH.

There are currently 104 confirmed virus cases in hospitals. Of these, the condition of most is stable or improving, while 5,094 are isolated and cared for at community facilities for mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still tested positive for COVID-19.

In all, 50,128 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities, including 519 patients discharged on Tuesday.
 

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