215 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on July 1, including 4 imported cases

The Ministry of Health reported 215 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on July 1. This takes the nation’s tally of infections to 44,122. 

The vast majority of the new cases are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. There are also ten cases in the community, of whom six are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents and four are Work Pass holders. 

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

Among the six Singaporean cases, one had been identified as a contact of a previously confirmed case, and had already been quarantined earlier. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the remaining cases, of whom three had been swabbed under enhanced community testing after being diagnosed with acute respiratory infection.

Among the four Work Permit holders, two been identified as contacts of previously confirmed cases, and had already been quarantined earlier. They were tested during quarantine to verify their status, even though they are asymptomatic. The remaining two cases are also asymptomatic and were detected due to proactive screening of workers in essential services.

Additionally, there are also four imported cases, all of whom had been placed on Stay-Home Notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. 

Three Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents had returned to Singapore from Pakistan on June 19 and 20. They were  placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore, and had been conveyed in separate dedicated transport to SHN facilities to commence their 14-day isolation. They are asymptomatic, and had been tested while serving their SHN.