1 local infection among 8 new cases in Singapore


People seen in the Chinatown area on 24 May 2021, amid Singapore's Phase 2 (Heightened Measures) period. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)

People seen in the Chinatown area on 24 May 2021, amid Singapore’s Phase 2 (Heightened Measures) period. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (11 July) confirmed the detection of eight new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, taking the country’s total case count to 62,692.

There is one new case of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, who is currently unlinked, said MOH in a news release. The remaining seven cases are all imported, and have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon their arrival in Singapore.

One of the imported cases was detected upon arrival, while six developed the illness during SHN or isolation.

In its Saturday update, MOH said there were no new cases of locally transmitted infection – the first time in 76 days that no new local cases were reported in the country. All six of the new cases detected on Saturday were imported, three of whom were detected upon their arrival in the country while the remainder developed symptoms during their SHN or isolation period.

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