Wednesday, May 12

Singapore reports 215 new cases, tally surpasses 44,000-mark


SINGAPORE: Singapore yesterday reported 215 new cases of Covid-19 infection with 10 cases in the community, bringing the republic’s tally to 44,122 cases.

According to brief noon data released by the Ministry of Health (MOH), the community cases involved six Singaporeans or permanent residents and four work pass holders.

In addition, there are four imported cases, all of whom have been placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

The rest of the new cases were migrant workers living in dormitories, said the ministry.

In its full data released late Tuesday, Singapore classified 1,879 of its cases as community-linked, 582 as imported cases, and 41,446 involving foreign workers in dorms.

As at noon Tuesday, 38,500 or about 88 per cent of the total number of 43,907 patients had fully recovered and been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There were 215 confirmed cases still in hospital yesterday, with one in the intensive care unit, said the ministry.

The statement added that 5,166 patients who have mild symptoms or are clinically well but still tested positive for Covid-19 have been isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Thus far, 26 people have died in the city-state from complications due to Covid-19, with the first two fatalities reported on March 21.

One new cluster was identified Tuesday, involving a dormitory at 20 Senoko Crescent. — Bernama