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COVID-19: Singapore confirms 185 new cases, nine in the community

Jul 04, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Health preliminarily reported 185 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Saturday noon, bringing the total to 44,664.

Of them, nine are classified as community cases, while the remaining are foreign workers living in dormitories.

"Based on our investigations so far, there are nine cases in the community, of whom four are Singaporeans/permanent residents and 5 are work-pass holders. In addition, there is an imported case involving a Singapore permanent resident who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore," said the MOH.The ministry has placed 58 households residing at Block 111 Tampines Street 11 under active phone surveillance and is facilitating COVID-19 testing for them and their visitors, after it detected nine confirmed cases from two households residing at the block.

Over 39,000 have fully recoveredWith 340 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Friday, 39,769 cases have fully recovered from the infection.

"Only cases where the attending doctor or pathologist attributes the primary or underlying cause of death as due to COVID-19 infection will be added to the COVID-19 death count," said the MOH in previous press releases, adding that the method of assessment is consistent with international practices for classifying deaths.