As of Saturday noon (15 Aug), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 81 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, the vast majority of whom are Work Permit holders currently under quarantine.

This brings the total number of infection cases to 55,661.

There are three cases in the community, of whom two are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents and one is a Work Pass holder.

In addition, there are 16 imported cases, of whom 10 are from a vessel which arrived in Singapore on 8 August. Prior to being conveyed to the hospital, all crew members had not disembarked from the vessel.

The rest of the imported cases had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

All the new cases are linked to known clusters.

The following dormitories have been cleared by the Inter-agency Taskforce, 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.

  • 36 & 38 Kian Teck Drive
  • 17 Shaw Road
  • 52 Tech Park Crescent
  • 8 Tuas South Lane

Update on condition of confirmed cases 

472 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 51,521 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 83 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 4,030 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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