18 community cases among 463 new COVID-19 infections on June 12

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 463 cases of COVID-19 infection as of 12pm on Friday, June 12.

Vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

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

There were 18 cases in the community, of whom eight are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents and ten are Work Pass holders.

Among the eight Singaporeans/Permanent Residents, six had been tested as part of proactive surveillance of persons who work at dormitories. Of these, four are asymptomatic. One had been identified as a close contact of previously confirmed cases, and had already been placed on quarantine earlier. He was asymptomatic, and had been swabbed during quarantine to verify his status.

Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the remaining case.

Among the ten Work Pass/ Work Permit holders, three had been detected due to our proactive surveillance of persons working at dormitories, even though they are all asymptomatic. Two were swabbed as part of efforts to screen workers in essential services. Five other cases were close contacts of previously confirmed cases, and had already been quarantined at government quarantine facilities. They are asymptomatic, and had been swabbed during quarantine to verify their status.

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