SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 51 more COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Saturday (29 August), bringing the country’s total to 56,717.
Of the new cases, one is classified as from the community, while three are imported cases.
In a press release, the MOH said that the community case, Case 56765, is currently unlinked. The 39-year-old Bangladeshi man is asymptomatic and was detected as a result of the ministry’s Rostered Routine Testing of workers in the construction, marine and process sectors who are living outside the dormitories. “Epidemiological investigations of the case are in progress. In the meantime, all the identified close contacts of the case have been isolated and placed on quarantine, and will be tested at the start and end of their quarantine period so that we can detect asymptomatic cases,” the MOH said. “We will also conduct serological tests for his household contacts to determine if he could have been infected by them.”
Among the three imported cases, Case 56777 is a three-year-old Singaporean girl who returned to Singapore from India on 16 August. Case 56791 is a work pass holder currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Bangladesh on 17 August. Case 56778 is a 29-year-old male Bangladesh national who is a student’s pass holder who arrived from Bangladesh on 17 August. All of them had been placed on 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and had been tested while serving their SHN at dedicated facilities.
Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at an average of two cases per day in the past two weeks, the ministry said. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at an average of one case per day in the past two weeks.
Over 55,400 cases discharged; no patient in ICU
With 110 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Saturday, 55,447 cases have fully recovered from the infection.
Most of the 70 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while none is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
A total of 1,173 patients with mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive are isolated and cared for at community facilities.
Apart from 27 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications, 15 others who tested positive for the virus were determined to have died from unrelated causes, including three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and another four, whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.
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