As of Saturday noon (25 July), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 513 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 number of infection cases to 49,888.
There are two cases in the community, both of whom are Work Pass holders.
In addition, there are six imported cases who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
According to the MOH, the Inter-agency Taskforce is on track to clear all the dormitories by the beginning of August 2020, with the exception of 17 standalone blocks in 8 Purpose Built Dormitories, which serve as quarantine facilities for 28,000 workers still serving out their isolation period.
This last batch of workers come from dormitories with a relatively high prevalence of COVID-19, and will be subject to a final test before they complete their isolation periods.
The Ministry, therefore, expect the daily case counts to be high for the coming two weeks, before tapering down thereafter.
Of the new cases, 99% are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.
One new cluster identified
- Three of the newly confirmed cases are linked to one previous case to form a new cluster at a dormitory at 12 Defu Lane 7.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
180 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 45,352 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 148 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 4,361 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.