The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 396 cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore, as of July 31.
The vast majority are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.
The total number of cases stand at 52,205.
Of the 396, three are cases detected in the community. 1 Work Pass holder, 1 Work Permit holder, 1 Short-Term Visit Pass holder.
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 three per day in the past week.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased, from an average of four cases per day in the week before, to an average of one per day in the past week.
There are also three new imported cases who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arriving in Singapore.
183 more cases have been discharged.
There are currently 136 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none are in the intensive care unit. 5,551 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.
There is one new eatery visited by Covid-19 patients.
NG AH SIO Bak Kut Teh (208 Rangoon Road) July 28 1200pm to 1pm.
Bugis Junction saw two new shops as well.
Those who had been identified as close contacts of confirmed cases would already have been notified by MOH.
As a precautionary measure, persons who had been at these locations during the specified timings should monitor their health closely for 14 days from their date of visit. They should see a doctor promptly if they develop symptoms of acute respiratory infection (such as cough, sore throat and runny nose), as well as fever and loss of taste or smell, and inform the doctor of their exposure history.
There is no need to avoid places where confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been. The National Environment Agency will engage the management of affected premises to provide guidance on cleaning and disinfection.
Top image via Ng Ah Sio Facebook page