Singapore reports 34 new COVID-19 cases, including 6 imported

Singapore reports 34 new COVID-19 cases, including 6 imported

Jubilee Bridge Jun 2 circuit breaker phase 1
Runners and cyclists along Singapore's Jubilee Bridge in the evening of day one post-circuit breaker. (Photo: Jeremy Long)

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 34 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Tuesday (Sep 15), including six imported infections.  

Thirty-two of the cases were asymptomatic, and it is the second consecutive day with no new cases in the community.

All the imported cases had returned from India. Two of them are Singapore permanent residents. The others include a work pass holder, a work permit holder and two dependant's pass holders.

The six of them had been placed on stay-home notice upon arrival in Singapore. 

Among the 28 new cases involving migrant workers living in dormitories, 13 had already been quarantined as they were identified as contacts of previous cases, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The remaining 15 cases were detected through surveillance testing, such as through MOH's bi-weekly rostered routine testing of workers living in dormitories. 

Singapore's tally of COVID-19 cases stands at 57,488.

UPDATED MAP: All the places that COVID-19 community cases visited while they were infectious

Eighty-two more cases have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities, bringing Singapore's total recoveries to 56,884.

There are 51 cases still in hospital, most of whom are stable or improving.

A total of 526 cases are isolated and cared for at community facilities. 

Twenty new locations were added to MOH's list of places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infections period. These include IKEA Tampines, VivoCity, HarbourFront Centre, Junction 8, Plaza Singapura and Changi Airport Terminal 1.

READ: IKEA Tampines, Plaza Singapura and VivoCity visited by COVID-19 community cases while infectious

MOH locations table

READ: More than 3,500 electronic wristband devices issued to travellers serving stay-home notices: ICA

More than 3,500 electronic wristband devices have been issued to travellers serving stay-home notices since Aug 10, said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Saturday.

At Singapore’s checkpoints, eligible travellers are issued both a electronic wristband device and a gateway device after immigration clearance. 

They are required to wear the wristband for the entirety of their stay-home notice period and install the gateway device at their place of residence.

A total of 162,668 stay-home notices have been issued by ICA as of 8am on Sep 12, of which 14,053 are active, said ICA.

READ: Queensway Shopping Centre, Waterway Point and West Mall visited by COVID-19 cases during infectious period

On Monday, burger joint Shake Shack at Liat Towers and a 4Fingers Crispy Chicken outlet at Changi Airport Terminal 3 were added to the list of places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period, said MOH. 

Waterway Point and West Mall were also added to the list, along with Anytime Fitness at Queensway Shopping Centre, which was listed four times on separate days.

In response to queries from CNA, Anytime Fitness on Tuesday declined to confirm if the COVID-19 case who visited its gym was a customer or an employee.

The company said it is working with the authorities on its next steps on safety and cleaning requirements, and added that all members and staff members who were exposed to COVID-19 cases will be asked to self-quarantine. 

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Source: CNA/dv