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New Cluster at Hougang Block, 35 new community COVID-19 cases and 10 new imported cases.

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Singapore reported 35 new COVID-19 infections in the community as of Thursday (Jun 3), including one with no links to previous cases.

Of the 35, 22 of the cases were linked to MINDSville@Napiri Adult Disability Home in Hougang and the remaining 13 new community infections.

There were also 10 new imported cases on Thursday, all of whom were placed on stay-home notice upon arrival in Singapore.

No new cases were reported in migrant workers' dormitories.

In all, 45 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Thursday making this the highest daily case count since May 16, when Singapore entered Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) following a spike in community cases.

MOH said in its daily update on Wednesday that the 22 cases would be added to Thursday's case count after their test results were verified. There are currently a total of 27 cases linked to the MINDSville@Napiri cluster.

Three of the cases that were reported on Thursday work as nursing aides at the home, they had been fully vaccinated. They were detected from proactive testing of staff members working in the home. One was asymptomatic while the other two cases developed symptoms after they were tested for COVID-19.

Nineteen of the other cases linked to MINDSville@Napiri are residents who had already been quarantined. They are all asymptomatic and were also detected from the Health Ministry's testing of residents at the home.

Co-chair of the COVID-19 multi-ministry task force Lawrence Wong earlier on Thursday said that the authorities were “very concerned” about hidden coronavirus cases in the community.

MOH said 34 more cases have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities, bringing Singapore's total recoveries to 61,557.

There are 231 cases still in hospital. Most of them are stable or improving, and two are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. Another 324 cases are being isolated and cared for at community facilities.

As of Thursday, Singapore has reported a total of 62,145 COVID-19 cases and 33 fatalities from the disease. ​

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