The Ministry of Health has reported 60 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on August 26. This takes the national tally of infections to 56,495.
Among the 47 cases residing in dormitories, 29 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 18 cases were detected through surveillance testing, such as bi-weekly Rostered Routine Testing of workers living in dormitories and testing of those with ARI symptoms.
There are two cases in the community, of whom one is a Singaporean and two are Work Pass holders.
Additionally there are ten imported cases, five of which are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents who returned to Singapore from India on August 14. Another two are Work Pass holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from India and the Philippines on August 14. The remaining three are Dependant’s Pass and Long-Term Pass holders who arrived from India and the US on August 12 and 14.
All of them had been placed on 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and were serving their SHN at dedicated facilities. They had been tested while serving their SHN.