Singapore reports 675 new cases, pushing tally over 25,000

Singapore has allowed businesses such as barbers and traditional Chinese medical halls to reopen. (AP pic)

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) today confirmed another 675 new positive cases of Covid-19, bringing the infection tally for the republic to 25,346.

The preliminary data as at noon today showed that only two cases involved Singaporeans or permanent residents while the rest were work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

Singapore has so far classified 1,321 as community cases, 580 as imported cases, 436 cases involving foreign workers staying outside dorms and 22,334 cases of foreign workers residing in dorms.

At present, 3,851 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

Currently, 1,132 confirmed cases are still in hospitals with 20 in the intensive care unit while 21 have died.

The ministry said 19,667 who had mild symptoms, or were clinically well but still tested positive for Covid-19, were being isolated and cared for at community facilities.

As of Tuesday, the MOH identified seven new clusters while the largest cluster, S11 Dormitory @ Punggol has a total of 2,549 confirmed cases.