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One community case among 313 new infections

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A 33-year-old permanent resident linked to a previous imported case was the sole Covid-19 case in the community confirmed yesterday.

She was one of 313 new cases reported by the Ministry of Health (MOH), taking Singapore's total to 52,825.

She had been in contact with a previous imported case who had travelled to India, MOH said. This previous case was a 13-year-old boy, who is also a PR. He had been asymptomatic but was confirmed to have the virus on July 30.

As he was a minor who had been placed on stay-home notice (SHN) upon his arrival in Singapore on July 19, the woman requested to be isolated at the same dedicated SHN facility with him.

She first became symptomatic during isolation on July 28 and was confirmed to have Covid-19 yesterday.

There were also five imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notices upon arrival in Singapore.

Two are work pass holders currently employed in Singapore who had arrived from India separately on July 19 and 21.

Another two are dependant's pass holders who arrived from Japan and India on July 21.

The remaining case is a student's pass holder who arrived from Indonesia on July 19.

All of them had been placed on a 14-day SHN upon arrival and were tested while serving the stay-home period at dedicated facilities.

Migrant workers in dormitories made up the remaining 307 new cases reported yesterday.

The number of new community cases has decreased to an average of two a day in the past week from seven the week before.

Unlinked cases have also decreased across the same periods to an average of one daily, down from four. The ministry also said 186 more Covid-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

This brings the total number of patients who have fully recovered from the infection to 46,911.

There are still 5,763 patients being isolated and cared for in community facilities. These are cases who have mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19.

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

By the numbers

313 New cases

27 Death

1 New case in community

186 Discharged yesterday

5 Imported cases

46911 Total recovered

52825 Total cases

109 Total in hospital