The Ministry of Health has reported 102 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on August 13. This takes the national tally of infections to 55,497.
The vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders currently under quarantine. There are also five cases in the community, of whom one is a Singapore Permanent Resident and four are Work Pass holders.
Additionally, there are six imported cases, two of which are Singaporeans who returned to Singapore from the Philippines on August 11 and from the UAE on August 1. They had both been placed on 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and were serving their SHN at dedicated facilities. They had been tested while serving their SHN.
The remaining cases are seamen who are Special Pass holders. They arrived in Singapore from India on August 8 on a vessel, where they had not disembarked from. They subsequently reported symptoms and were swabbed while on the vessel, where they had remained until their test results came back positive for COVID-19. They were then conveyed in ambulances to a hospital.