The Ministry of Health has confirmed 295 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on August 4. This takes the national tally of infections to 53,346.
The vast majority of the new cases continue to be Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.
There are also two cases in the community, of whom one is a Singaporean and one is a Work Pass holder. They were both asymptomatic and detected through proactive testing.
Additionally there are seven imported cases, of which two are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned to Singapore from India on July 23.
The remaining cases also arrived recently from India. Two are Work Pass holders who are currently employed in Singapore, and had arrived in Singapore on July 22 and 31. Another two cases are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived on July 21 and 22, and the remaining case is a Student’s Pass holder who arrived on July 23.
All of them had been placed on 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and were serving their SHN at dedicated facilities. They had been tested while serving their SHN.