The Ministry of Health has reported 51 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on August 24. This takes the national tally of infections to 56,404.
43 cases are foreign worker residing in dormitories, of which 26 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.
There is one case in the community, who is a Singaporean and had been identified as a contact of a previously confirmed case. She had been placed on quarantine earlier, and was tested during quarantine to determine her status.
Additionally, there are seven imported cases, one of which is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned to Singapore from India on August 12. Four are Dependant’s Pass and Long-Term Pass holders who arrived from India and the Netherlands on August 9 and 10.
Another two are Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from India and Indonesia on August 12.