MOH confirms 399 new COVID-19 infection; Total tally at 48,434

As of 21 July 2020, 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 399 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, the vast majority of whom are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

This brings the total tally in Singapore to 48,434 cases.

There are 9 cases in the community, of whom 1 is a Singaporean and 8 are Work Pass holders.

In addition, there are 3 imported cases who had been isolated or placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

According to the ministry, the higher number of cases today is mainly due to a batch of test results from the previous day reported to MOH after the 12pm cut-off for yesterday’s reporting.

Of the new cases, 96% are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.

No new clusters are identified today.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

213 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 44,584 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 170 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 3,653 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.

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