Singapore: Virus cases getting less; 40 new Covid-19 cases with four local and 13 imported

  • Singapore
  • Sunday, 06 Sep 2020

Singapore reported 40 new cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore, including four cases in the community and 13 imported cases on Sunday (Sept 6, 2020). - The Straits Times/Asian News Network

SINGAPORE, Sept 6 (The Straits TImes/ANN): There were 40 new coronavirus cases confirmed as of Sunday afternoon (Sept 6), including four community cases and 13 imported cases.

The four community cases announced on Sunday are all work pass holders, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its daily update.

The 13 imported cases had been placed on stay-home notice upon arrival in Singapore.

The latest increase takes Singapore's total number of cases to 57,022.

"Based on our investigations so far, there are four cases in the community, all of whom are work pass holders,” the republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its brief data released here today.

In the full data released late yesterday, the republic classified 923 of the reported cases as imported, 2,225 as community cases and 53,834 involving dorm residents.

A total of 56,267 patients have fully recovered from the infection and 50 confirmed cases remain in hospital, but none in the intensive care unit.

A total of 638 patients who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still tested positive for Covid-19, have been isolated and are being cared for at community facilities.

Three new clusters were identified on Saturday were at Cochrane Lodge I; Mandai Lodge I; and Tuas South Dormitory.

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

Globally, the virus outbreak, which began in December last year, has infected more than 26.8 million people. Nearly 880,000 people have died as a result of the virus. - The Straits Times/Asian News Network

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