Singapore logs 18 new COVID-19 cases

SINGAPORE (CNA) – The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Singapore fell to a six-month low yesterday, with 18 new COVID-19 infections as of noon.

This is the lowest number of cases since March 16 when 17 new infections were reported.

One community case who is a work pass holder and two imported infections were among yesterday’s new cases. Both the imported cases were placed on stay-home notice upon their arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MoH) in its preliminary daily update.

Singapore now has 57,532 COVID-19 cases, the majority of which have recovered.

On Wednesday, a 59-year-old Singaporean listed as a COVID-19 case was removed from the tally of cases. Known as Case 57107, the man tested negative twice following an initial positive result, MoH said.

He had been classified as an imported case on September 5 after returning from Australia and testing positive for COVID-19.

Investigations by laboratory experts and an expert panel found that his first test result was a false-positive one, MoH said.

“Necessary public health actions had been taken earlier and neither the case nor his contacts had been exposed to risk of infection due to the initial classification,” said the ministry.

People at Marine Parade Central, Singapore. PHOTO: CNA