As of Thursday noon (20 Aug), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 68 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 56,099
There is no case identified in the community.
In addition, there are two imported cases, all of whom had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
Of the new cases, 99% are imported or linked to known cases/ clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.
Tech Park Crescent dormitory (43 Tech Park Crescent) and the dormitory at 53 Sungei Kadut Loop 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.
No new clusters were identified.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
309 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 53,119 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 75 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 2,878 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.