Singapore’s Covid-19 cases surpass 33,000

Customers observe social distancing as they stand in line outside the Mustafa Centre. (AP pic)

SINGAPORE: Singapore has preliminarily confirmed an additional 373 Covid-19 cases as of noon today. None involved Singaporeans or permanent residents.

With the latest development, the total infection number is 33,249 with about 52% of the patients (17,276) having fully recovered as of yesterday.

Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement that the data showed the vast majority were migrant workers residing in dormitories.

In the full data released late yesterday, Singapore classified 1,670 as community cases, 580 as imported cases and 30,093 as foreign workers residing in dorms.

As of yesterday, 525 confirmed cases were still in hospitals with seven in intensive care. To date, 23 have died.

The ministry said 15,052 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.

A new cluster was identified yesterday: a dormitory at 38 Tuas View Square. No new cases were linked to the republic’s largest cluster, S11 Dormitory @ Punggol, which currently has a total of 2,683 cases.

Singapore’s largest dormitory, Sungei Tengah Lodge at 500 Old Choa Chu Kang Road, has a total of 1,961 confirmed cases.

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