The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 257 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of 12pm on July 19, bringing the national tally to 47,912.
Majority of the cases continue to be foreign workers living in dormitories. Of the new cases, 98 per cent are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.
There were also five imported cases, including three Singaporeans/Permanent Residents who returned to Singapore from India on June 26 and July 3, and from Azerbaijan on July 4.
The remaining two cases are a Dependant’s Pass holder and Work Pass holder who is currently employed in Singapore. They arrived in Singapore from India and Philippines on 7 July. 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.
In addition, there were eight cases in the community. Seven of the cases are asymptomatic, and were detected through proactive testing.