As of Friday noon (17 July), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 327 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.

This brings the total number of infection cases to 47,453.

There are nine cases in the community. Of these, six are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents, while three others are Work Pass holders.

In addition, there are three imported cases who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

MOH shared that the vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders residing in dormitories.

Of the new cases, 99% are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.

One new cluster is identified

  1. One of the newly confirmed cases is linked to two previous cases to form a new cluster at a construction site at Paya Lebar Quarter Tower 2 (1 Paya Lebar Link).

Update on condition of confirmed cases

321 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 43,577 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 165 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 3,684 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.

27 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

Case 47229, a 72-year-old female Singapore Citizen, has passed away on 15 July 2020.

She had been conveyed to the National University Hospital’s emergency department on 15 July for reasons not related to COVID-19 and had a history of diabetes mellitus. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 16 July after her demise. The cause of death is intracerebral haemorrhage.


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