As of Monday noon (31 Aug), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 41 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 56,812.
There are 3 cases in the community, all of whom are Work Pass holders.
In addition, there are 7 imported cases, who had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
Of the new cases, 85% are imported or linked to known cases/ clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.
MOH has been informed that a care staff who previously worked at Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home (148A Silat Avenue) has tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 30 August 2020 in the Philippines. Her last day at the nursing home was 26 August, and she had not displayed any ARI symptoms while she was at work.
As a precautionary measure, MOH and the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) have worked with Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home (Silat) to test 90 staff and residents who were identified as possible contacts of the case. The test results of all 90 individuals have come back negative for COVID-19.
No new clusters were identified.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
72 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 55,658 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 78 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 1,049 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.