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313 new COVID-19 cases reported on August 2; 5 imported infections

Singapore reported an additional 313 cases of COVID-19 infection as of 12pm on August 2, bringing the national tally to 52,825. 

Majority of the new cases continue to be among foreign workers residing in dormitories. 

In a press statement, Ministry of Health (MOH) also noted that 186 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

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

Among the new infection, there are five imported cases. Two of them are Work Pass holders who are currently employed in Singapore, and had arrived from India on July 19 and 21.

Another two are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from Japan and India on July 21. The remaining case is a Student’s Pass holder who arrived from Indonesia on July 19. 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.

Additionally there is one community case, who is linked to a previous case – a family member of a previously confirmed imported case with recent travel history to India.

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