The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 307 cases of Covid-19 cases in Singapore, as of Aug. 1.
The total number of cases is 52,512.
The vast majority are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.
Of the 307, one is a case detected in the community, who is a Singaporean. The case is currently unlinked.
Case 52334 was detected under enhanced community testing to test all individuals aged 13 and above who are diagnosed with acute respiratory infection at first presentation to a doctor.
This allows the infected individuals to be identified early and to quickly contain further spread.
Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of seven 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.
Five imported cases
There are also five new imported cases.
Amongst the five imported cases, two (Cases 52303 and 52352) are Work Pass holders who are currently employed in Singapore, and had arrived from the Philippines on Jul. 29 and India on Jul. 20.
Another two (Cases 52321 and 52353) are Dependent's Pass holders who arrived from India on Jul. 19 and Jul. 20.
The remaining case (Case 52299) is a Long-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from China on Jul. 20.
All of them had been placed on 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and were tested while serving their SHN.
117 remain in hospitals
249 more cases of Covid-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
In all, 46,740 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 117 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 5,628 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.
A total of 27 have passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection.
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