The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed an additional 218 cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore on June 20, 2020.
This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 41,833.
There are no Singaporean or Permanent Resident cases today.
No new clusters have been reported today either.
Both cases in the community are work pass holders.
Here are the case details:
Of the two cases in the community, one had been picked up as a result of proactive surveillance and screening, and the other had already been placed on quarantine.
Case 41673 had been identified as a contact of previously confirmed cases and had already been quarantined at a government quarantine facility.
He had been swabbed during quarantine to verify his status, even though he is asymptomatic.
Case 41848 is also asymptomatic.
Besides the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, serological tests were also conducted to determine if these cases are current or past infections.
The serological test results for both cases have come back positive, which indicate likely past infections.
Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of eight cases per day in the week before to an average of four per day in the past week.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased, from an average of three cases per day in the week before to an average of two per day in the past week.
Update on current cases
765 more cases of Covid-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
In all, 34,224 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 185 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital.
Of these, most are stable or improving, and 1 is in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 7,398 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.
26 have passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection.
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