The Ministry of Health has reported 399 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on July 21. This takes the national tally of infections to 48,434.
The vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.
“The higher number of cases today is mainly due to a batch of test results from the previous day reported to MOH after the 12pm cut-off for yesterday’s reporting,” the ministry added.
There are also nine cases in the community, of whom one is a Singaporean and eight are Work Pass holders.
There are also three imported cases, two of which arrived in Singapore from India on July 9. They are Work Pass holders who are currently employed in Singapore. They had been placed on 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and had been tested while serving their SHN.
The remaining case had arrived in Singapore from the Philippines on July 19, and was conveyed directly to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases as he was symptomatic. He is a seaman currently holding a Special Pass who will join a vessel that called in our Port.