191 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on June 24, including 7 cases in the community

The Ministry of Health reported 191 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore as of 12 pm on June 24. This takes the national tally of coronavirus cases to 42,623. 

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 seven cases in the community, of whom two are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents and five are work pass holders. 

Among the two Singaporean cases, one was tested as part of efforts to proactively screen persons working at dormitories. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the other case.

Among the five Work Pass/ Work Permit holders, two are asymptomatic, but were detected as part of screening of workers in essential services. Another case was swabbed as he works at a dormitory, even though he is also asymptomatic. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the remaining two cases, who have been linked to a cluster.