The Ministry of Health has reported 301 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on August 6. This takes the national tally of infections to 54,555.
The vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. There are also four cases in the community, of whom three are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents and one is a Work Pass holder.
Additionally, there are 4 imported cases, one of which is a Singaporean who returned to Singapore from Kazakhstan on July 25. Another two cases are Work Pass holders who are currently employed in Singapore, and had arrived from India on July 25. The remaining case is a Dependant’s Pass holder who arrived from India on July 25.
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.
“We continue to aggressively test the final batch of dormitory residents, and remain on track to clear all the dormitories by 7 August, except for a few standalone blocks in the dormitories that serve as quarantine facilities,” the ministry said in a statement.
Based upon the prevalence of COVID-19 at the remaining dormitories whose residents are being tested, the daily case counts may vary. “We expect the number to remain volatile in the coming days, before tapering down thereafter as the Inter-agency Taskforce completes the dormitory clearance,” MOH added.