Covid-19: 515 more cases discharged, one new cluster on June 30

One of the new cases is a PR who returned to S'pore on June 24 and developed symptoms during her SHN.

Qian Qi Sim| June 30, 2020, 11:31 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 246 new cases of Covid-19 infection on Tuesday, June 30.

This brings the total number of cases to 43,907.

Two Singaporeans, one Singaporean PR & three Work Permit Holders

The vast majority of the new cases continue to be Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

There is one imported case involving a Singapore Permanent Resident who had returned to Singapore from India on June 24.

She was placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore, and had been conveyed in a dedicated transport to an SHN facility to commence her 14-day isolation. She developed symptoms during SHN. 

There are five cases in the community, of whom two are Singaporeans and three are Work Permit holders.

 Of the five cases in the community, four had been picked up as a result of proactive surveillance and screening. 

Amongst the two Singaporean cases, one (Case 43712) was detected due to proactive surveillance of persons deployed to frontline Covid-19 operations, even though he is asymptomatic.

Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the remaining case (Case 43703). 

Amongst the three Work Permit holders, two (Cases 43890 and 43891) had been swabbed as part of proactive screening of workers in essential services.

The remaining case (Case 43711) is asymptomatic, and had been tested as he works in frontline Covid-19 operations. 

One new cluster

MOH announced one new cluster on June 30:

  • Six of the newly confirmed cases are linked to 12 previous cases to form a new cluster at a dormitory at 20 Senoko Crescent.

MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission.

215 remain in hospitals

There are currently 215 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and one is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

5,166 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.

515 more cases have been discharged from hospitals or community facilities, bringing the total number of people who have recovered from the virus to 38,500.

Increase in average new daily cases in the past week

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased, from an average of four cases per day in the week before, to an average of seven per day in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased, from an average of two cases per day in the week before, to an average of four per day in the past week.

MOH will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through its surveillance programme.

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