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10 Aug 2020

10th Aug 2020

1.     As of 10 August 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 188 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore. The breakdown of the cases is as follows:

  1. Imported cases: 12 (4 Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents, 1 Work Pass holder, 4 Work Permit holders, 3 Dependant’s Pass holders)

    Amongst the 12 imported cases, 4 (Cases 55205, 55284, 55286 and 55336) are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents who returned to Singapore on 29 July from India, Bangladesh and the Philippines. Another 5 (Cases 55283, 55287, 55353, 55354 and 55355) are Work Pass/ Work Permit holders who are currently employed in Singapore. They arrived in Singapore from the Philippines on 29 July. The remaining 3 (Cases 55226, 55285 and 55328) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from India on 27 July and 28 July.

    All of them had been placed on 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and were serving their SHN at dedicated facilities. They had been tested while serving their SHN.

  2. Cases in the community: 1  (1 Singaporean)

    There is 1 case in the community today (Case 55350) who had been identified as a contact of a previously confirmed case, and had been placed on quarantine earlier. He was tested during quarantine to determine his status.

    Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at an average of 2 cases per day in the past 2 weeks. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at an average of 1 case per day in the past 2 weeks. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme.

  3. Cases residing in dormitories: 175

The Inter-agency Taskforce has completed the testing of all workers in the dormitories. There are currently about 23,300 workers who are still serving out their quarantine period. These workers will be tested when their isolation ends, and we expect the case counts to remain high in the coming days, before tapering down thereafter.

 

2.     Details of these trends can be found in MOH’s daily situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report). Please refer to Annex A for the summary of the confirmed cases.

3.     Of the new cases, 99% are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.

4.     The Inter-agency Taskforce has completed the clearing of dormitories through aggressive testing of workers. The following dormitories have been cleared, and now house only recovered individuals and those who have recently tested negative for COVID-19 infection. As such, the clusters have now been closed.

  • Avery Lodge Dormitory (2D Jalan Papan)
  • Cassia @ Penjuru (15 Penjuru Walk)
  • CDPL Tuas Dormitory (6 Tuas South Street 15)
  • Tuas South Dormitory (1 Tuas South Street 12)

Links between previous cases found

5.     In the past week (3 August to 9 August), MOH has uncovered links for 1 previously unlinked case in the community.

6.     Further epidemiological investigations and contact tracing have uncovered links between previously announced and new cases. Please refer to Annex B and Annex C for details.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

7.     694 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 49,609 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

8.     There are currently 112 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 5,544 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19. 27 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.