Singapore, Aug 26 (PTI) Singapore saw an increase in the daily count of COVID-19 cases on Wednesday recording 60 new cases, a day after the city-state reported its lowest single-day figure at 31 since March.
With 60 new coronavirus cases reported on Wednesday, the national tally reached to 56,495.
There were 10 imported cases, all of whom had been placed on stay-home notice upon their arrival in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.
There are also three new cases were in the community, comprising one Singaporean and two work pass holders (foreigners). The rest are foreign workers on work permits here.
Singapore’s Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Tuesday warned that further waves of the deadly COVID-19 are possible as long as a vaccine remains out of reach.
He, however, assured that the Ministry of Health (MOH) will make sure Singapore has the resources to care for all COVID-19 patients and support all healthcare institutions involved in the fight.
A vast majority of the coronavirus cases in Singapore are foreign workers from India, Bangladesh and China.
Meanwhile, the one imported case reported on Tuesday is a Singapore permanent resident who returned from India on August 13.
She had been placed on 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and was tested while she was serving SHN at a dedicated facility, said MOH.
So far, 54,816 COVID-19 patients have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 78 confirmed cases in hospital while 1,514 are isolated and cared for at community facilities for mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19. PTI GS PMS PMS