396 COVID-19 Cases Today (31 July); 3 Community Cases & 3 Imported Cases

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Today’s the last day of the month, and here’s a reminder: in the last day of June, which was about 11 days after Phase Two started, the total number of cases in Singapore was 43,907.

So how do we do on the last day of July?

Today, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 396 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 52,205.

Out of today’s cases, 3 are community cases, all of them work pass holders.

There are also 3 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 9 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 5 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 1 per day in the past week.

Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub Now Has 8 Cases

Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub (BPITH) had previously been declared as a Covid-19 cluster last week after it has 4 community cases. On 26 July, SMRT announced that the four Covid-19 cases are bus drivers in their service.

Three of them had contracted Covid-19 from their homes, the transport operator said.

The remaining Covid-19 case is a Malaysian who went to work at Ulu Pandan Bus Depot and Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub and was linked to the other three cases.

Yesterday, it’s reported that a swab operation carried out at the BPITH cluster found 4 new community cases, all of whom are asymptomatic cases.

Three of them are work permit holders and one is a Singaporean.

This brings the total cases in the cluster to 8.

MOH also conducted serological tests for them, and the results for all 4 cases have come back positive, which indicate likely past infections. As a precautionary measure, MOH is working with the Land Transport Authority to arrange for close contacts of these cases to be tested.


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