The Ministry of Health reported 42 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on August 12. This is the lowest number of single-day infections on the island nation since March 30.
The national tally of infections now stands at 55,395. The vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders currently under quarantine.
There is one case in the community, who is a Singaporean and had been identified as a contact of a previously confirmed case. He had been placed on quarantine earlier, and was tested during quarantine.
Additionally, there are 11 imported cases, two of which are Singaporeans who returned to Singapore from India on July 3 and from Indonesia on July 30.
Four cases are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from India on July 28 and 31. Another four are Work Pass/ Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from the Philippines on July 29 and from India on July 31.
All of them had been placed on 14-day SHN upon arrival in Singapore, and were serving their SHN at dedicated facilities. They had been tested while serving their SHN or quarantine.