48 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, with 5 imported and none in the community

Singapore has reported a total of 57,454 coronavirus cases so far.
Singapore has reported a total of 57,454 coronavirus cases so far.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - There were 48 new coronavirus cases confirmed as at Monday noon (Sept 14), taking Singapore's total to 57,454.

There were five imported cases, who had been placed on stay-home notices upon arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

There were no new community cases.

More details will be announced on Monday night.

On Sunday, MOH reported 49 new coronavirus cases, the majority of whom are migrant workers in dormitories.

New patients outside the dorms comprised one case in the community and eight imported cases, said MOH.

The sole community case is a 42-year-old work permit holder who is unlinked to previous cases. This means it is not known where he got infected.

He was asymptomatic but was tested as part of the routine testing of workers in the construction, marine and process sectors who stay outside the dormitories.

Of the eight imported cases, two - a Singaporean and a permanent resident - had returned to Singapore from India.

Another four are work permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from the Philippines on Aug 30.

The remaining cases are dependant's pass holders who arrived from India and the United States.


All of them had been placed on 14-day stay-home notices upon arrival and were tested while serving their notices at dedicated facilities.

MOH also said that the average number of new daily cases in the community in a week has decreased to one in the past week, down from two cases the week before.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from a daily average of two cases to one over the same period.

As for migrant workers in dormitories, cases continue to be detected.

Since the dorms were declared clear of Covid-19 a month ago on Aug 11, an average of 45 workers have tested positive for the disease daily, MOH disclosed last Wednesday.

They were detected primarily through active surveillance testing, such as rostered routine testing, and aggressive tracing and testing when a new case is detected.


With 65 patients discharged as at noon on Sunday from hospitals or community care facilities, a total of 56,749 have fully recovered from the infection.

There are currently 60 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Most are stable or improving, with none in the intensive care unit.

There are also 555 patients recuperating in community facilities.

They comprise those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19.

Singapore's official death tally from Covid-19 complications stands at 27, but another 15 who tested positive for the virus have died of other causes.


Globally, the virus outbreak, which began in December last year, has infected more than 29.1 million people. More than 927,000 people have died.