Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported 322 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on July 13. This takes the national tally of infections to 46,283.
The higher number of cases today is mainly due to fewer tests being conducted by the COVID-19 testing laboratories over the public holiday and weekend on July 10 and 11, with the backlog of samples being cleared from 12 July.
The number of cases reported for July 9 and before were not affected, MOH said.
The vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.
There are also 11 cases in the community, of whom two are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents and nine are Work Pass holders.
In addition, there are five imported cases who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore. Two of them are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned to Singapore from India on July 6 and from Pakistan on June 20 respectively. Another two casesare Work Pass holders who are currently employed in Singapore, who arrived in Singapore from the Philippines on June 30.
The remaining case is a Dependant’s Pass holder who returned to Singapore from the USA on June 30.
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.