The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 132 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore on Saturday, Aug. 8.
This brings the total number of cases to 54,929.
Only one community case
According to MOH, the vast majority of new cases today are Work Permit holders residing in a few standalone blocks in the dormitories that serve as quarantine facilities.
There is only one case in the community, who is a Singaporean.
In addition, there are six imported cases, who had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
Three of them (Cases 54960, 54971 and 54972) are Work Pass or Work Permit holders who are currently employed in Singapore.
They arrived in Singapore from India and Indonesia on July 27.
The remaining three cases (Cases 54952, 54961 and 54970) are Dependant's Pass holders who arrived from India on July 27 and the U.S. on July 26.
271 more cases of Covid-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
In all, 48,583 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently about 145 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital, with no cases in the intensive care unit (ICU).
6,174 are isolated and cared for in community facilities.
No new places visited by community cases
MOH regularly updates a list of public places visited by confirmed cases for more than 30 minutes during their infectious period.
There are no new locations reported today.
This is the latest list of locations visited by confirmed cases within the last two weeks.
Those who had been identified as close contacts of confirmed cases would already have been notified by MOH.
As a precautionary measure, those 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.
MOH also said that 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.
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