383 new COVID-19 cases reported on June 7; 327 cases discharged

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed another 383 COVID-19 infections as of 12pm on Sunday, June 7. This brings the national total to 37,910.

Majority of the cases continue to be Work Permit holders residing in dormitories, including in factory-converted dormitories, due to extensive testing in these premises.

Photo courtesy: NCID
Photo courtesy: NCID

Among the new cases, there are 14 reported in the community, 10 of which are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents.

Of these, five were picked up as a result of proactive testing of school staff and students above the age of 12 diagnosed with acute respiratory infection (ARI) at first presentation to a doctor. These cases were likely to have been infected during the Circuit Breaker period, and not after school re-opening, MOH said.

Three other cases were tested as they had prolonged ARI symptoms. Another case was swabbed as part of our efforts to screen workers in essential services.

MOH noted that the number of new cases in the community has increased, from an average of 4 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 8 per day in the past week.

Meanwhile, 327 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.