The Ministry of Health has reported 40 new COVID-19 cases as of 12 pm on September 1. This takes the nation’s tally of confirmed cases to 56,852.
Majority of the cases are foreign workers living in dormitories. Of these, 22 had been identified earlier as contacts of previous cases, and had already been quarantined to prevent further transmission. They were tested during quarantine to determine their status.
The remaining 10 cases were detected through routine surveillance testing.
There is one case in the community, who is a Work Pass holder. The case is currently unlinked.
Additionally, there are seven imported cases, of which three are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents who returned to Singapore from India on August 16, and the US on August 18.
Two cases are Work Pass holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Bangladesh and Brazil on August 16. Another case is a Dependant’s Pass holder who arrived from Bangladesh on August 16.
The remaining case is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder whose parents are Singapore Permanent Residents.
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 at dedicated facilities.