202 COVID-19 cases in Singapore on June 29, including 6 cases in the community

The Ministry of Health has reported 202 new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore as of 12 pm on June 29, taking the nation’s tally of infections to 43,661. 

Photo courtesy: Facebook/Lawrence Wong
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Lawrence Wong

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

There are also six cases in the community, of whom four are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents and two are Work Pass holders. 

Among the four Singaporean cases, one had been identified as a contact of a previously confirmed case, and had already been quarantined earlier. He was swabbed during quarantine to verify his status.

Anothetr two were detected due to our proactive surveillance of persons working at dormitories or deployed to frontline COVID-19 operations, even though they are asymptomatic. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the remaining case.

Both Work Permit holders are asymptomatic, and had been swabbed as part of proactive screening of workers in essential services or those working at dormitories.