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218 new Covid-19 cases, including 2 community infections

SINGAPORE — Singapore has confirmed 218 new cases of Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (June 20).

218 new Covid-19 cases, including 2 community infections

SINGAPORE — Singapore has confirmed 218 new cases of Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (June 20), bring the total number of confirmed cases to 41,833.

Two new community cases were reported, both of whom are Work Pass holders — a 34-year-old Bangladeshi and a 46-year-old Indian nation — who were asymptomatic. 

“One of them had been picked up as a result of our proactive surveillance and screening, and the other had already been placed on quarantine,” said MOH in a press release on Saturday night.

The remaining 216 infections were linked to foreign workers living in the dormitories. There were no new cases involving Singaporean or Permanent Resident cases.

MOH said the number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of eight cases per day in the week before, to an average of four per day in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased, from an average of three cases per day in the previous week, to an average of two per day in the past week.

"We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme," said MOH.

UPDATE ON CONDITION OF CONFIRMED CASES

MOH said that another 765 more Covid-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

In all, 34,224 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 185 confirmed cases who are still in hospital.

“Of these, most are stable or improving, and one is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.”

MOH said 7,398 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 passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection.

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