There were an additional 242 cases of COVID-19 infection registered as at noon today in Singapore, bringing the infection tally to 54,797.

According to a brief data released here by the republic's Ministry of Health (MOH), the vast majority of the cases were work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

Based on its investigations so far, the ministry said there was one case in the community involving a Singaporean.

In addition, there were six imported cases, who had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore, it said.

In its full data released late Thursday, Singapore classified 733 of the reported cases as imported, 2,189 as community cases and 51,633 as dorm residents.

As at noon yesterday, a total of 48,031 patients or about 88 per cent have fully recovered from the infection and been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities here.

Meanwhile, there were 112 confirmed cases still in hospital.

Of these, most were stable or improving, and none was in the intensive care unit.

Meanwhile, 6,385 cases who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19, are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

To date, 27 people have died from complications due to COVID-19 infection in the republic.

No new cluster was identified yesterday.