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Jakarta Post

Singapore reports single digit COVID-19 cases for first time since March



Singapore   /   Sat, October 3, 2020   /   05:10 pm
Singapore reports single digit COVID-19 cases for first time since March People visit the largely empty Universal Studios Singapore, as tourism takes a decline following the coronavirus outbreak, in Sentosa on March 4, 2020. (REUTERS/Edgar Su)

Singapore reported on Saturday new coronavirus cases in the single digits for the first time since March.

The city-state, which has seen cases fall sharply in recent months as it has brought outbreaks in migrant worker dormitories under control, said it had discovered just six new cases.

Of those six, four were classed as imported cases - travellers who had been ordered to stay home on arrival into the Southeast Asian island nation.

Meanwhile, the Philippines' health ministry on Saturday reported 2,674 new coronavirus infections, the highest daily increase in five days, and 62 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases in the Philippines have increased to 319,330, the highest in Southeast Asia, while deaths have reached 5,678, a third of which were recorded in the past 30 days.

In Indonesia, the health ministry reported 4,007 new coronavirus infections and 83 more deaths on Saturday, bringing its total infections to 299,506 and fatalities to 11,055.