313 COVID-19 Cases Today (2 Aug); 1 Community Case & 5 Imported Cases

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August doesn’t exactly start well as we have one unlinked community COVID-19 case yesterday, but overall, the trend has been rather healthy as the number of community cases and unlinked cases has dropped.

Today, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 313 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 52,825

Out of today’s cases, 1 is a community case: a Singapore PR.

There are also 5 imported cases, and all of them were placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

A majority of the cases are residents living in dormitories.

On average, based on yesterday’s numbers, the number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of 7 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 3 per day in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased, from an average of 4 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 1 per day in the past week.

Only Community Cases Yesterday Was Found Through Routine Swab Test

Lest you’re not aware, if you’re 13 and above, you’d have to go through a swab test for COVID-19 should you visit a doctor and are diagnosed with acute respiratory infection.

The only community case yesterday, a 26-year-old Singaporean, was detected through this system.

As for the imported cases reported yesterday, they were from China, the Philippines and India.

Yes, I’m just as shookth as you to see China, given that the country appears to have COVID-19 under control.

Image: Giphy

2 held work passes, 2 held dependent’s passes and 1 held a long-term visit pass.

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