MOH confirms 9 new cases of COVID-19; Total tally at 57,849

As of Thursday noon (8 Oct), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional nine cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.

This brings the total number of infection cases to 57,849.

There are four new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection.

“Based on our investigations so far, all four reside in dormitories and there is none in the community,” said MOH.

In addition, there are five new imported cases, who had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

All cases today are asymptomatic and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance.

Of the new cases, 78% are imported or linked to known cases/ clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.

No new clusters were identified.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

44 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 57,668 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 35 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 1 is in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 119 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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