86 COVID-19 Cases Today (16 Aug); 2 Community Cases & 6 Imported Cases

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So, more than a week has passed since the dormitories have been cleared, but high numbers of daily cases are still reported, and today’s no exception.

Today, as of 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 86 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 55,747.

Out of today’s cases, 2 are community cases, with 1 being a Singaporean and the other being a work pass holder.

In addition, there are 6 imported cases, who had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

The vast majority of the infections are Work Permit holders who are currently under quarantine.

On average, based on yesterday’s numbers, the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at an average of 2 cases per day in the past 2 weeks. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at an average of 1 case per day in the past 2 weeks.

So, with us having gone through COVID-19 for more than half a year now, how have we adapted to the measures meant to keep us safe?

While new habits have been formed, it’s revealed in a survey that almost half of us have been “sick and tired” of the COVID-19 rules.

New Survey Shows 44% Of People in S’pore Sick & Tired Of Covid-19 Rules

According to a survey, many of us had been shocked that COVID-19 lasted longer than we’ve expected. Remembers back in the days when we thought it would just be a seasonal flu?

Here are some interesting figures from the results:

  • 70% of respondents say the Covid-19 outbreak lasted longer than expected
  • 44% of the respondents are tired of the various health measures, with 27% of them saying wearing a mask is the most troublesome factor
  • 20% found SafeEntry a “nuisance”
  • 14% are very unhappy about the limit of 5 in social gathering and groups
  • 40% thought the rules were strict but reasonable while 5% thought they were “overkill”
  • Most respondents aren’t happy with the rules but accepted that they are necessary.

As for following the rules:

  • 76% says they wear masks properly, with 20% claiming to do it even without authorities around
  • 43% says they always compiled with safe-distancing rules
  • Another 43% says they obey the safe-distancing with “occasional lapses”
  • 10% say they only obey safe-distancing rules from “time-to-time”

In the meantime, if you’re confused over the two different types of COVID-19 tests, here’s a video that explains what the tests are, simplified for you:

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