As of 16 August 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 48 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. 32 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 7 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. 9 are currently unlinked.
2. In addition, there are 5 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. All were detected upon arrival in Singapore.
3. In total, there are 53 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore today.
4. We are still working through the details of the cases, and further updates will be shared via the MOH press release that will be issued tonight.
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
16 AUGUST 2021