Singapore’s Covid-19 infections rise to nearly 32,000

A banner indicating that the Sultan mosque remains closed during the nationwide lockdown. (AP pic)

SINGAPORE: Singapore has preliminarily confirmed an additional 344 Covid-19 cases as of noon today, bringing the total to 31,960. It added that those who have recovered number 14,876.

The data on new cases showed that only four were Singaporeans or permanent residents while the vast majority constitutes migrant workers living in 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 full data released late yesterday, Singapore classified 1,673 as community cases, 580 as imported cases and 29,363 as foreign workers residing in dorms.

As of yesterday, 690 confirmed cases remained hospitalised with eight in critical condition in the intensive care unit while 23 have died.

The ministry said 16,027 who have mild symptoms, or clinically well but still tested positive for Covid-19, have been isolated and cared for at community facilities.

As there have been no more cases linked to Strand Hotel at Bencoolen Street 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, now has a total of 2,679 confirmed cases.

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