Of 45 new COVID cases in Singapore, 35 in community
SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (3 June) reported 45 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 62,145.
Of them, 35 are local cases in the community, including 22 infections – who have been quarantined earlier – linked to a cluster at the MINDSville@Napiri Adult Disability Home. The cluster, announced on Wednesday, is now linked to 27 cases.
Of the other 13 cases in the community, 11 are linked to previous infections of whom six have already been placed on quarantine.
Ten remaining cases are imported. Thursday marks the 39th consecutive day with local cases reported.
Finance Minister Lawrence Wong in a video message posted on Facebook on Thursday called the "hidden" COVID-19 cases in the community very concerning, adding that the recent outbreak at MINDSville@Napiri is a "stark reminder" of this sentiment.
"We are dealing with a very infectious and highly contagious strain of the virus, which is capable of spreading much faster than anything we had to deal with before and causing large clusters to break out easily," the COVID-19 taskforce co-chair added, stressing that Singaporeans need to take relevant precautions and safeguards very seriously.