COVID-19: Singapore confirms 61 new cases, two in the community

12-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 61 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Tuesday (11 August) noon, taking the country’s total case count to 55,353.

Of the cases, there are two community cases and three imported cases, with the remaining being cases of foreign workers residing in dormitories.

“Based on our investigations so far, there are two cases in the community, both of whom are Singaporeans,” said the MOH.

“In addition, there are three imported cases, who had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.”

More details will be provided later at night, added the ministry.

Over 49,600 discharged; none in ICU

With 694 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Monday, 49,609 cases some 89 per cent of the tally have fully recovered from the infection.

Most of the hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while none is in critical condition in the intensive care unit, down from one on Wednesday.

A total of 5,544 patients with mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Apart from 27 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications, 15 others who tested positive for the virus were determined to have died from unrelated causes, including three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and another four, whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.

“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.


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