Singapore reported 301 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Thursday (Aug 6), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its preliminary daily update.

Four cases were in the community, consisting of three Singaporeans or permanent residents and a work pass holder, and another four were imported cases. 

The vast majority of cases reported on Thursday were linked to foreign worker dormitories, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 54,555 infections.

“We continue to aggressively test the final batch of dormitory residents, and remain on track to clear all the dormitories by Aug 7, except for a few standalone blocks in the dormitories that serve as quarantine facilities,” the ministry added.

“Depending on the prevalence of COVID-19 at the remaining dormitories whose residents are being tested, the daily case counts may vary. 

“We expect the number to remain volatile in the coming days, before tapering down thereafter as the inter-agency task force completes the dormitory clearance.”

Read more: CNA

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