513 new Covid-19 cases in S'pore on Jul. 25, 8 cases outside of dormitories

Further updates will be shared by MOH in the evening.

Jane Zhang | July 25, 2020, 04:08 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 513 cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore, as of 12pm on Jul. 25.

This is the highest number of new cases announced in a day since June 4.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore to 49,888.

Of the 513 new cases announced, vast majority are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

Two of the cases are outside of dormitories, both of which are Work Pass holders.

There are also six new imported cases who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arriving in Singapore.

MOH: Expect daily case counts to be high in next two weeks

Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong announced on Friday (Jul. 24) that all migrant worker dormitories affected by Covid-19 are expected to be cleared by Aug. 7, with the exception of 17 standalone blocks in eight Purpose Built Dormitories (PBDs), which will serve as quarantine facilities.

All migrant workers in the dormitories will be cleared by early August, except for 28,000 workers who are still serving out their isolation period in various quarantine facilities.

The last batch of workers come from dormitories with a high prevalence of Covid-19, and will be subject to a final test before they complete their isolation periods.

MOH said in the press release on Jul. 25 that they therefore expect the daily case counts to be high for the coming two weeks, before tapering down thereafter.

Further updates will be shared by MOH in the evening.

Top photo via Facebook / Lawrence Wong.