Singapore’s Covid-19 tally breaches 36,000 after 569 new cases identified

Migrant workers from India trimming the trees along Holland Road in Singapore. (AP pic)

SINGAPORE: Singapore has preliminarily confirmed an additional 569 cases of Covid-19 infection, bringing the tally to 36,405.

The republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said the data showed that most cases still involved migrant workers residing in dormitories. There are seven cases in the greater community.

In the full data released late Tuesday, Singapore classified 1,689 as community cases, 580 as imported cases while the rest of the 33,567 involve foreign workers residing in dorms.

A total of 23,175 patients, or about 65% from yesterday’s cumulative tally of 35,836, have fully recovered.

The ministry said 12,306 patients who have mild symptoms or are clinically well but still tested positive for Covid-19, have been isolated and are being cared for at community facilities.

As of noon yesterday, 331 confirmed cases were still in hospitals with six in intensive care. To date, 24 have died from Covid-19 complications in the republic.

Three new clusters have been identified on Tuesday. All were dormitories: 6, Tuas View Square; 65 & 67 Tuas View Walk 2; and 18, Woodlands Industrial Park E1.

No new cases have been identified for the past two days at the republic’s largest cluster, S11 Dormitory @ Punggol, thus, its total cases remained at 2,711.

However, there were five new cases linked to Singapore’s largest dormitory Sungei Tengah Lodge at Old Choa Chu Kang Road, thus, bringing the total to 1,994 cases.

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