218 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on June 9, including 6 cases in the community

The Ministry of Health reported 218 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on June 9. This takes the national tally of infections to 38,514. 

Of the new cases, the vast majority are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. 97 per cent of them are linked to known clusters. 

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

There are also six cases in the community, all of whom are Work Pass holders. 

Three of them are housemates of a previously confirmed case, and had already been quarantined in government quarantine facilities earlier. They are asymptomatic, but MOH had swabbed them to verify their status during quarantine.

The other three cases are also asymptomatic and had been picked up as a result of proactive screening of workers in essential services, including the construction and marine sectors.

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