91 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 6 imported; no community cases

The imported cases included two Singaporean men and a permanent resident who arrived from India between Aug 5 and Aug 16.
The imported cases included two Singaporean men and a permanent resident who arrived from India between Aug 5 and Aug 16.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - There were 91 new coronavirus cases confirmed on Monday (Aug 17), taking Singapore's total to 55,838.

This included six imported cases that had been placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore.

No cases in the community were reported, said the Ministry of Health.

The imported cases included two Singaporean men and a permanent resident (PR) who arrived from India between Aug 5 and Aug 16.

The Singaporeans are aged 56 and 54, while the PR is a 44-year-old woman. They tested positive for the virus between Sunday and Monday.

A 27-year-old United States citizen, who is a work pass holder, was also among the imported cases. He arrived in Singapore on Aug 5 and tested positive for the virus on Saturday.

The last two imported cases are a work pass holder who arrived from India and a work permit holder who arrived from Indonesia. They were asymptomatic and tested positive on Sunday.

The Ministry said all of them had been placed on 14-day stay-home notice on arrival in Singapore, and had been tested while serving their notices.

Migrant workers living in dormitories made up the remaining 85 new coronavirus patients announced on Monday.

Three clusters in dormitories were closed as the dorms have been cleared by the Inter-agency Taskforce, and now house only recovered individuals and those who have tested negative recently for Covid-19 infection.

The number of new daily cases in the community has remained stable at an average of two cases per day in the past two weeks, said the ministry.

 
 
 
 

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at an average of one case per day over the same period.

With 397 cases discharged on Monday, 52,335 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 82 patients remain in hospital, while 3,379 are recuperating in community facilities. None are in intensive care.

Singapore has had 27 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes.

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