As of Friday noon (12 June), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 463 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 39,850.
There are 18 cases in the community. Of these, eight are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents, while 10 are work pass holders.
Five were close contacts of earlier cases, and had already been placed on quarantine. From MOH’s preliminary investigations, another five cases were picked up from its active surveillance and screening of workers in essential services and persons working at dormitories.
Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the other eight cases.
MOH shared that the vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders residing in dormitories.
There are no imported cases today.
Of the new cases, 98% are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.
Three new clusters identified
- Four of the earlier confirmed cases have now been linked to form a new cluster at a dormitory at 55 Genting Lane.
- One of the newly confirmed cases is linked to four previous cases to form a new cluster at the Stirling Residences construction site.
- 20 of the newly confirmed cases are linked to two previous cases to form a new cluster at a dormitory at 21 Tuas View Loop.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
754 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 28,040 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 239 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 2 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
11,546 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.
25 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.