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Singapore reports 6 new COVID-19 infections, the lowest daily figure since March

Singapore reports 6 new COVID-19 infections, the lowest daily figure since March

A man with mask on at Paya Lebar Quarter on Jul 15, 2020. (Photo: Try Sutrisno Foo)

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported six new COVID-19 infections on Saturday (Oct 3), the lowest daily figure since Mar 10.

Of the new cases, one is a community infection and four are imported cases. 

This takes the national tally to 57,800.

The sole community case is a Singaporean who is currently unlinked, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). The 44-year-old man was detected under the enhanced community testing, which tests all individuals aged 13 and above who are diagnosed with acute respiratory infection.

The four new imported cases were all placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. 

One case involves a 73-year-old Singaporean woman who had returned from India. Two are work permit holders, aged 33 and 43, who had arrived from Indonesia. The remaining case is a two-month-old boy holding a short-term visit pass who also arrived from Indonesia.

One new case residing in a dormitory was also detected.  He was previously identified as a close contact of previous cases and was already quarantined to prevent transmission.

Of the new cases, four are asymptomatic, and were detected through proactive screening and surveillance.

On Saturday, two new locations - Barber Point at Rivervale Plaza and 64+4 Foodcourt at 4A Loyang Lane - were added to a list of places visited by COVID-19 cases during their infectious period.

Barber Point was visited between 4.35pm to 5.10pm on  Sep 30, while 64+4 Foodcourt was visited between 8.30am and 9am on Oct 1.

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

On Saturday, 28 cases were discharged from hospitals or community care facilities, bringing Singapore's total recoveries to 57,562.

There are currently 46 confirmed cases still in hospital, most of whom are stable or improving. 

A further 165 who are clinically well or have mild symptoms but are still testing positive for COVID-19 are being isolated and cared for at community care facilities.

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