SINGAPORE: Singapore confirmed 218 new cases of COVID-19 as of noon on Monday (Jun 22), including one case in the community. This brings Singapore’s total to 42,313.
The case in the community is a work permit holder, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its preliminary daily update.
The single case in the community, a 33-year-old Indian national who is asymptomatic, was picked up as a result of “proactive screening” of those working in essential services, MOH said in its nightly update.
“Overall, 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 ministry said.
“The number of unlinked cases in the community has remained stable at an average of two per day in the past two weeks.”
The remaining 217 cases are work permit holders residing in dormitories.
There are no new cases involving Singaporeans or permanent residents.
ONE NEW CLUSTER
One new cluster was reported on Monday at a dormitory at 204 Tagore Lane.
Three supermarkets were added to the list of places visited by COVID-19 cases during their infectious period.
A Sheng Siong Supermarket outlet at 7 Jurong West Avenue 5 was visited on the morning of Jun 9 and another outlet at 19 Serangoon North Avenue 5 was visited on the evening of Jun 19.
The NTUC FairPrice outlet at 447A Jalan Kayu was also included.
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MOH said 648 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
In all, 35,590 have fully recovered from the infection and been discharged.
There are currently 200 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.
A total of 6,497 have been isolated and are being cared for at community facilities.
Singapore entered Phase 2 of its reopening last Friday after a “circuit breaker” period aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.
Crowds were seen in the Orchard Road area after retail outlets reopened and customers were allowed to dine in at F&B establishments.
Worship services have been given the go ahead to resume from this Friday, starting with up to 50 people at a time.
The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) announced that mosques would restart congregational services this Friday. Worshippers can book slots for prayers on an online booking system developed by MUIS.
Mosques will also implement safety measures as a precaution against COVID-19 transmission, and congregants must wear masks and maintain a safe distance at all times. Sermons and prayers will also be shortened to a maximum of 20 minutes.