Singapore’s Covid-19 infections now exceed 32,000

People walking along the balconies of the [email protected] complex, a dormitory building for migrant workers. (AP pic)

SINGAPORE: Singapore has preliminarily confirmed an additional 383 Covid-19 cases as of noon today, bringing the total infections to 32,343. The number of patients recovering is 15,738.

The data on new cases showed that only one involves a Singaporean or permanent resident. The rest of the infections involve migrant workers living at dormitories, said the republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH) in a statement.

“The lower number of cases today is partly due to fewer tests being conducted,” said the ministry.

In the full data released late Monday, Singapore classified 1,668 as community cases, 580 as imported cases and 29,712 as foreign workers residing in dorms.

As of yesterday, 607 confirmed cases were still in hospital with eight in critical condition in the intensive care unit. So far, 23 have died.

The ministry said 15,592 patients who have mild symptoms, or clinically well but still tested positive for Covid-19, have been isolated and are being cared for at community facilities.

As there have been no more cases linked to Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard at Admiralty Road West for the past two incubation periods, the cluster has now been closed. No new clusters were identified yesterday.

The republic’s largest cluster, S11 Dormitory @ Punggol, has a total of 2,680 confirmed cases. Singapore’s largest dormitory, Sungei Tengah Lodge at 500 Old Choa Chu Kang Road, has a total of 1,955 confirmed cases.

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