As of Saturday noon (17 Oct), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 infection.

This brings the total number of infection cases to 57,904.

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

“Based on our investigations so far, 1 is in the community, and 1 resides in a dormitory,” said MOH.

In addition, there is one new imported case, who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

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

Of the new cases, 33% are imported or linked to known cases/ clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

14 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 57,798 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 37 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 41 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.

28 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

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