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87 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Aug 23, including one community case

Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 87 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of 12pm on Sunday, August 23.

Majority of the cases are foreign workers living in dormitories. "The Inter-agency Taskforce has completed the testing of all workers in the dormitories. There are currently about 13,500 workers who are still serving out their quarantine period," MOH said in a press statement. 

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

There is one case in the community that is currently unlinked. The case was detected under our enhanced community testing to test all individuals aged 13 and above who are diagnosed with acute respiratory infection (ARI) at first presentation to a doctor.

Additionally there are 13 imported cases, five of which are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned to Singapore from India on August 11.

Two are Dependant’s Pass and Long-Term Visit Pass holders who arrived from India and the Philippines on August 11, and another two are Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from the Philippines also on August 11.

Another two are Student’s Pass holders who arrived from India on 11 August. The remaining two are Short-Term Visit Pass holders who were allowed entry into Singapore as one has been seeking medical treatment in Singapore and the other is the parent and caregiver. They arrived from Bangladesh on August 21. 

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