Singapore reports 61 COVID-19 cases, lowest since April

Man in a face mask walks outside Marina Bay Sands. Photo: Victor He
Man in a face mask walks outside Marina Bay Sands. Photo: Victor He

Singapore today reported its lowest number of new daily COVID-19 cases since April, with just 61 new infections. 

A big contrast from just a week ago when officials reported more than 900 new cases, the new infections mostly involved quarantined work permit holders, though two were Singaporeans and three were travelers in home quarantine after arriving from abroad, the Health Ministry said in today’s preliminary report

The promising numbers come a day after the Health Ministry said it had completed clearing all worker dormitories of the disease. It also officially “closed” clusters linked to dormitories at Avery Lodge Dormitory, Cassia @ Penjuru, CDPL Tuas Dormitory, and Tuas South Dormitory.

However, 23,300 workers remain in quarantine and will be tested when their isolation ends. The ministry said it expects “the case counts to remain high in the coming days, before tapering down thereafter.”

Still, today saw the fewest new cases since April 2, when Singapore reported 49 new cases that day. Five days later, the city-state entered its “circuit breaker” partial lockdown. The case load peaked April 20 with 1,426 cases.

Singapore has counted 55,353 infections since the pandemic began. The official death toll stands at 27.


Singapore reports 900+ new COVID-19 cases as it races to clear dorms

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