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23 Aug 2021

23rd Aug 2021

1.     As of 23 August 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 94 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection.

2.     59 of the cases are linked to North Coast Lodge, and were detected through testing operations conducted from 21 August after 3 residents at the dormitory tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 21 August during Rostered Routine Testing. So far, about 2,200 workers have been swabbed, and testing for the rest of the 3,200 residents is ongoing. As a precautionary measure, all residents at the dormitory have been placed on Movement Restriction Order. The confirmed cases are mostly asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

3.     Of the remaining 35 cases, 16 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 19 are currently unlinked. Amongst the cases are 2 seniors above 70 years who are unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated, and are at risk of serious illness.

4.     In addition, there are 4 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. 2 were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 2 developed the illness during SHN or isolation.

5.     In total, there are 98 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore today.

6.     We are still working through the details of the cases, and further updates will be shared via the MOH press release that will be issued tonight.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

23 AUGUST 2021