MOH confirms 47 new cases of COVID-19 infection; Total tally at 57,091

MOH confirms 47 new cases of COVID-19 infection; Total tally at 57,091

As of Tuesday noon (8 Sep), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 47 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.

This brings the total number of infection cases to 57,091.

All new cases today are asymptomatic and were detected from the screening and surveillance.

There are no cases in the community.

There is one imported case, who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

Of the new cases, 98% are imported or linked to known cases/ clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.

MOH has completed the screening and testing of individuals who had visited SLR Revolution at Excelsior Shopping Centre (5 Coleman Street) between 15 August and 18 August 2020. This was a precautionary measure following the detection of 3 cases (Cases 56184, 56626 and 56826) who had worked at or visited the shop, even though the risk of infection for visitors is assessed to be low. In all, 254 individuals were tested, and all the results have come back negative.

One new cluster identified

  1. One of the newly confirmed cases is linked to 13 previous cases to form a new cluster at S11 Dormitory @ Punggol (2 Seletar North Link).

Update on condition of confirmed cases

53 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 56,461 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 48 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 555 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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