Singapore’s Total Covid-19 Cases Surpass 10,000

By CodeBlue | 23 April 2020

Death toll now at 12.

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 – Singapore has recorded its 12th death due to Covid-19 yesterday.

“The woman died on Tuesday night. She was confirmed to have the virus on April 2. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital has contacted her family and is assisting them,” said the Straits Times citing the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The country recorded 1,016 new cases yesterday, bringing the total to 10,141.

Out of 1,016, 95% or 967 patients are foreign workers living in dormitories. 

“Among the new cases announced, 17 are cases in the community. Two are work pass holders, while 15 are Singaporeans and permanent residents.”

“The other new patients are 32 work permit holders who did not stay in dormitories. There are no imported cases.”

73% of new cases are linked to known clusters.

“The MOH also announced eight new clusters, which are linked to 10 Kranji Link; 32 Tuas View Square; 36 Tuas View Square; 40 Tuas View Square; 61 Senoko Drive; 8 Sungei Kadut Avenue; 18 Sungei Kadut Avenue; and Wing Fong Court at 10 Lorong 14 Geylang,” added the Straits Times.

Two more foreign worker dormitories are under isolation, bringing the total to 21.

While the number of cases in the community has increased from an average of 36 cases per day in the week before to an average of 25 cases per day in the past week; the number of new cases among work permit holders residing outside dormitories has more than doubled from an average of 14 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 30 per day in the past week

57 patients have been discharged yesterday, bringing the total number of discharges to 896. 

“Of the 4,234 patients who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving, but 25 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.”

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