75 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on September 9, including 1 community and 14 imported infections

The Ministry of Health reported 75 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on September 9. This takes the national tally of confirmed infections to 57,166. 

Photo courtesy: Facebook/Singapore Ministry of Health
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Singapore Ministry of Health

There is one case in the community among the new infections, who is a Work Pass holder, said MOH. 

Additionally, there are 14 imported cases, two of which are Singaporeans, and seven are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned to Singapore from India between August 24 and August 28, and Ghana on August 28.

Another four are Work Pass/ Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from the Philippines on August 28 and India on August 28. The remaining case is a Student’s Pass holder who arrived from Kazakhstan on August 29.

MOH also said that among the 60 cases residing in dormitories today, 31 are from Westlite Toh Guan dormitory, the vast majority of whom had been placed on quarantine earlier and were tested during quarantine to determine their status. 

“The remaining cases were detected through surveillance testing, such as our bi-weekly Rostered Routine Testing. This allows us to pick up cases in the dormitory early, including asymptomatic ones, so that we are able to ring-fence them quickly to prevent further transmission,” MOH said in its release.