Singapore reports 170 new COVID-19 infections

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Singapore reported 170 new COVID-19 infections as of noon yesterday, including 24 cases in the community, said the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Seven Singaporeans or permanent residents are among the community cases, along with 17 work pass holders.

Yesterday’s community case count is the fourth time this week the figure has breached the 20 mark.

Prior to July 6 when there were 23 community cases, the last time there were more than 20 community infections in a single day was April 24 when there were 25 cases in the community.

Five of the community infections reported yesterday were close contacts of earlier cases and had already been placed on quarantine.’

There is also one imported case who had been placed on stay-home notice upon arrival in Singapore, said MoH in a preliminary update. “We are still working on the details of the cases,” the ministry said.

A man wearing a mask walks down a corridor in Singapore. PHOTO: CNA