As of Thursday noon (6 Aug), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 301 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 54,555.
There are four cases in the community, of whom three are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents and one is a Work Pass holder.
In addition, there are four imported cases who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
“We continue to aggressively test the final batch of dormitory residents, and remain on track to clear all the dormitories by 7 August, except for a few standalone blocks in the dormitories that serve as quarantine facilities,” said the MOH.
“Depending on the prevalence of COVID-19 at the remaining dormitories whose residents are being tested, the daily case counts may vary. We expect the number to remain volatile in the coming days, before tapering down thereafter as the Inter-agency Taskforce completes the dormitory clearance.”
Of the new cases, 98% are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.
The Inter-agency Taskforce 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:
- Lingjack Dormitory (1 Woodlands Terrace)
- Beyond Tuas South Boulevard
- 5 Kaki Bukit Industrial Terrace
- 52 Kaki Bukit Industrial Terrace
- 13 Kaki Bukit Road 4
- 10 Kranji Link
- 119 Neythal Road
- 46 Tech Park Crescent
- 17 Tuas View Close
- 119 Tuas View Walk 1
- 107 West Coast Vale
- 5 Woodlands Industrial Park E1
- 182 Woodlands Industrial Park E5
- 208 Woodlands Industrial Park E5
No new clusters were identified.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
263 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 48,031 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 112 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 6,385 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.