MOH confirms 226 new cases of COVID-19 infection; Total tally at 53,051

MOH confirms 226 new cases of COVID-19 infection; Total tally at 53,051

As of Monday noon (3 Aug), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 226 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 53,051.

There is one case in the community involving a Prison inmate on Short-Term Visit Pass, who had arrived in Singapore before the implementation of border measures.

According to the MOH, he had been segregated from the general inmate population since his admission to Changi Prison Complex on 30 July and was tested as part of the Singapore Prison Service’s proactive screening of newly admitted inmates.

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

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

MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to Keppel Shipyard (51 Pioneer Sector 1) and Paya Lebar Quarter Tower 2 (1 Paya Lebar Link) for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the clusters have now been closed.

No new clusters were identified.

Update on condition of confirmed cases 

253 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 47,179 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 115 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 1 is in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 5,730 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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