218 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on June 22, including one case in the community

The Ministry of Health reported 218 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on June 22. This takes the national tally of infections to 42,313.

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

Of the new cases, the vast majority are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

There is also one case in the community who is a work pass holder. There are no Singaporean/ Permanent Resident cases. "The single case in the community had been picked up as a result of our proactive screening of those working in essential services, even though he is asymptomatic," MOH said. 

Meanwhile, 648 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.