175 new Covid-19 cases in S'pore on Aug. 9, including 1 S'porean & 3 imported cases

Update for August 9.

Guan Zhen Tan | August 09, 2020, 03:33 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 175 cases of Covid-19 in Singapore as of 12pm on Sunday (Aug. 9).

This brings the total number of cases to 55,104.

The vast majority are work permit holders residing in the foreign worker dormitories who were tested during their isolation or quarantine period, and in the previous days due to dorm clearance.

On Aug. 7, Minister for Education and Multi-ministry Taskforce (MTF) co-chair Lawrence Wong said that the testing of workers in the dormitories will be completed by August 7, the targeted deadline.

However, he highlighted that there is a final batch of workers who are still in quarantine for up to another two weeks and they will be tested before the end of their quarantine.

Hence, Wong added that there might be several more days of high case counts of those with Covid-19 infections, depending on the outcome of these final exit tests.

There is one case in the community, who is S'porean.

There are also three imported cases, all of whom have been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

Further updates will be shared by MOH this evening.

Number of cases in August

Here are the daily case numbers for the month of August so far.

August 1: 307

August 2: 313

August 3: 226

August 4: 295

August 5: 908

August 6: 301

August 7: 242

August 8: 132

August 9: 175

Top image via Tan Tock Seng Hospital's Facebook page