136 new COVID-19 cases reported on July 5, including 5 imported cases from India

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 136 cases of new COVID-19 infection as of 12pm on July 5, taking the national tally to 44,800.

Majority of the new infections continue to be Work Permit holders residing in dormitories, MOH said in a press statement. 

There are also seven imported cases, of which four are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents.

Photo courtesy: Twitter/@sporeMOH
Photo courtesy: Twitter/@sporeMOH

Among the seven imported cases, five returned to Singapore from India on June 20 and June 23. The remaining two cases returned to Singapore from Yemen on June 24.

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.

There are also 18 cases in the local community, of which ten are linked to previous cases or clusters.

Meanwhile, 324 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.