S’pore Confirms 218 New Covid-19 Cases On 20 Jun

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 218 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore today (20 Jun).

Among the 2 cases in the community, none are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents (PRs). This is the second consecutive day of that.

The 2 community cases are Work Pass holders. MOH will be releasing more details later tonight. Majority of the cases are still among Work Permit holders staying in dormitories.

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Today’s numbers bring Singapore’s total Covid-19 case tally to 41,833 so far.

Both community Covid-19 cases asymptomatic

In an update, MOH revealed that the 2 Work Pass holders were both asymptomatic.

One of them is a close contact of a previous case, and was already under quarantine. He didn’t display symptoms, but a swab test confirmed that he was positive for Covid-19.

The other case is apparently an essential service worker, whose infection was detected via greater efforts to screen employees in that line of work.

A whopping 765 patients left hospitals and care facilities today, meaning that a total of 34,224 have recovered so far.

Among the 185 who remain in hospital, only 1 is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Public to stay vigilant as we enter Phase 2

Though the number of Covid-19 cases has been stabilising recently, this is no cause for complacency.

If anything, Phase 2 post-‘Circuit Breaker’ only means that we have to be more vigilant, as more people leave their homes and socialise.

As much as we’re enjoying the slice of freedom, let’s remember to be responsible, and take care of each other’s health.

This is a developing story. We’ll update once more information is available.

Featured image adapted from Facebook.