As of Tuesday noon (4 Aug), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 295 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 53,346.
There are two cases in the community, of whom one is a Singaporean and one is a Work Pass holder.
In addition, there are seven 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.
The Inter-Agency Task Force has been systematically and progressively clearing dormitories through aggressive testing of migrant workers residing in dormitories. The following dormitories have been cleared, and now house only recovered individuals and those who have recently tested negative for COVID-19 infection. As such, the clusters have now been closed:
• SCM Tuas Lodge (80 Tuas South Boulevard);
• Tuas View Dorm (70 Tuas South Avenue 1);
• 17 Jalan Besut;
• 5 Kian Teck Crescent;
• 8 Sungei Kadut Avenue;
• 3 Sungei Kadut Avenue;
• 115 Tuas View Walk 1;
• 117 Tuas View Walk 1; and
• 38 Woodlands Industrial Park E1 #04-18/19.
No new clusters were identified.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
275 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 47,454 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 125 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. 5,740 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.