Singapore reports 48 new COVID-19 cases, 56,908 in total

SINGAPORE, Sept. 3– Singapore’s Ministry of Health reported 48 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 56,908.. Of the new cases, five are imported cases, two are community cases and the rest are linked with the dormitories of foreign workers. The local media Lianhe Zaobao reported on Thursday that MOH noted that 41 cases…

SINGAPORE, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) — Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 48 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 56,908.

Of the new cases, five are imported cases, two are community cases and the rest are linked with the dormitories of foreign workers.

The local media Lianhe Zaobao reported on Thursday that MOH noted that 41 cases have been mistakenly confirmed, dragging the total cases on Wednesday to 56,860. MOH didn’t disclose how this has happened.

Of the new cases on Thursday, 96 percent are imported or linked to known cases or clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing. All new cases are asymptomatic, and were detected from the proactive screening and surveillance.

On Thursday, 137 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 56,028 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities, the ministry said.

There are currently 52 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Furthermore, 801 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19.

Altogether 27 people have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. Enditem

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