SINGAPORE: An 80-year-old Singaporean woman, who is a family member of a previously confirmed COVID-19 patient, was among four new cases in the community reported on Tuesday (Jun 2), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said. The elderly woman had already been placed on quarantine earlier, and experienced onset of symptoms on May 17. The remaining three community cases are work pass or work permit holders. One of them – a 33-year-old male Indian national – had been picked up as a result of the ministry’s proactive screening of migrant workers working in essential services. He was reported as being asymptomatic. Another is a contact of a previously confirmed case and had already been placed on quarantine earlier. MOH said that epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the remaining case. The ministry reported a total of 544 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Tuesday, bringing the nation’s total to 35,836. 99 per cent of the new cases are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing, said MOH. From dawn to dusk, Singapore as it exits its COVID-19 circuit breaker: In pictures THREE NEW CLUSTERS The ministry added that in the past week, it uncovered links for six previously unlinked cases. Three new clusters have been found at the migrant worker dormitories at 6 Tuas View Square,… Read full this story
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