347 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on July 14, including 2 returnees from India

The Ministry of Health has reported 347 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on July 14, taking the national tally of infections to 46,630. 

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

The vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. There are also seven cases in the community, of whom one is a Singaporean and six are Work Pass holders.

Additionally, there are two imported cases who are both Singaporeans who returned to Singapore from India on July 9. They had been placed on 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and had been tested while serving SHN.

The Ministry of Health also stated that to date more than 215,000 workers (or two-thirds of those living in dormitories) have been tested and cleared and that work is underway to declare these dormitories as cleared so that workers can resume work. 

“We are on track to clear about 80% of workers staying in the dormitories by end-July, and to complete the testing of dormitory residents around mid-August,” said the MOH.

The ministry also warned of an increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among migrant workers in the next few days. 

“In the next few days, we have a larger population of migrant workers in various purpose-built dormitories completing their isolation period and being tested for COVID-19. As some of them came from dormitories with higher prevalence of COVID-19 infection, we can expect a higher number of confirmed cases in the next few days from this group of migrant workers,” the ministry said. 

CtoI News Desk
CtoI News Desk – CtoI

Singapore-headquartered online media company targeting Indian Diaspora across Singapore, US, UK, India and UAE. Connected to India covers developments around NRIs. Cover arts, political, sports, finance, entrepreneurship, business, movies, dramas, entertainment and other news for Indians living worldwide.