23 community cases in 183 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore on July 6

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 183 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on July 6. This takes the national tally of infections to 44,983. 

The vast majority of the new cases are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. There are also 23 cases in the community, in which three are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents and 20 are Work Pass holders. 

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

MOH said that of these 23 cases, five were close contacts of earlier cases, and had already been placed on quarantine. Another seven are migrant workers who reside together at a temporary accommodation arranged by their company. 

“These cases were identified from our periodic screening of workers in essential services who are living outside the dormitories, and some may be past infections. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the other cases,” said the MOH. 

Additionally there are three imported cases, two of which are Singaporeans who returned to Singapore from Yemen and India respectively. The remaining case is a Filipino who returned to Singapore from the Philippines. She is a Work Pass holder who is currently employed in Singapore. All of them had been placed on 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and had been tested while serving their SHN.