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185 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 9 in the community and 1 imported case

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (July 4) confirmed 185 new cases of Covid-19, including 9 new community cases and one imported case. Eight of the nine community cases have no known sources of infection and their links to past cases are being investigated, MOH said in a press release.

185 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 9 in the community and 1 imported case

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SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (July 4) confirmed 185 new cases of Covid-19, including 9 new community cases and one imported case.

Eight of the nine community cases have no known sources of infection and their links to past cases are being investigated, MOH said in a press release.

The imported case is an 11-year-old boy, a permanent resident who returned to Singapore from India on June 21 and is a family member of a previously confirmed case. He was placed on stay-home notice upon arrival and then taken to a facility for people serving stay-home notices to begin his 14-day isolation. He has no symptoms and was tested during the isolation period.

For the community cases, four are Singaporeans, three are work pass holders and two are work permit holders.

Among them, only one is linked to a previous confirmed case. The 38-year-old male Bangladeshi was already quarantined and tested positive during that time even though he had no symptoms.

For the rest who have no links to past cases, three were tested because they worked in essential services. Another was detected as part of proactive screening for people deployed to frontline Covid-19 operations.

For the remaining four, three of them were detected to have the coronavirus under MOH’s enhanced community testing, after they were diagnosed with acute respiratory infection.

MOH said that overall, the number of new cases in the community has gone up, from an average of six cases a day in the week before, to an average of nine a day in the past week.

The number of community cases with no known links has also increased, from an average of three a day in the week before, to an average of five daily in the past week.

TAMPINES CLUSTER

MOH said that 116 residents and visitors of 58 households residing at Block 111 along Tampines Street 11 have been tested. All the results have come back negative for Covid-19.

The households in the public housing block were placed under active phone surveillance and offered testing after nine people in two separate households with no links to each other were infected.

MOH said that it will continue to closely monitor the situation at the block.

UPDATES ON REST OF THE CASES

The total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore now stands at 44,664.

Of these, 40,117 people have fully recovered from Covid-19 and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities, including the 348 on Saturday.

There are still 204 patients in hospitals. Of these, most are stable or improving, and two are in critical condition under intensive care.

MOH said that 4,317 patients 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.

Twenty-six people have died from complications due to Covid-19. 

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