157 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on July 7, including 20 cases in the community

The Ministry of Health reported 157 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on July 7. This takes the national tally of infections to 45,140. 

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

The vast majority of the new cases are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

There are also 20 cases in the community, of whom 12 are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents and eight are Work Pass holders.

“From our preliminary investigations, of these 20 cases, 12 were close contacts of earlier cases, and had already been placed on quarantine. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the other cases,” the MOH said. 

There are also 3 imported cases, two of which are Indian nationals who are Dependant’s Pass holders, and have returned to Singapore from India on June 23. The remaining case is a Filipino who returned to Singapore from the Philippines on 19 June. She is a Work Pass holder who is currently employed in Singapore.

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.