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218 new COVID-19 cases on June 20, with 2 community cases comprising Work Permit holders

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 218 cases of COVID-19 infection as of 12pm on Saturday, June 20. The national tally stands at 41,833.

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

Majority of the cases continue to be foreign workers residing in dormitories, including in factory-converted dormitories. There are no Singaporean/Permanent Resident among the new cases on June 20, MOH said.

The two cases in the community are both Work Permit holders. 

One had been identified as a contact of previously confirmed cases, and had already been quarantined at a government quarantine facility. He was swabbed during quarantine to verify his status, even though he is asymptomatic. The other is also asymptomatic, and was detected as a result of efforts to screen workers in essential services.

Meanwhile, 765 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

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