Eight new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Singapore, eight more discharged from hospital

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Eight new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Singapore, including four linked to the cluster involving a private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong, said the Ministry of Health (MoH) in a daily update.

Another case is linked to The Life Church and Missions Singapore cluster, while two are likely to be imported cases and the remaining case is unlinked, said the ministry.

The latest infections bring Singapore’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 138.

It also brings the number of cases linked to the SAFRA Jurong event to 21.

On Saturday, MoH announced precautionary measures at seven community clubs and eight residents’ committees, after it was found that some patients in the SAFRA Jurong cluster had attended group activities at those venues.

Eight more COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospital on Saturday, bringing the number of fully recovered to 90.

The discharged cases are 43, 47, 74, 85, 86, 93, 96 and 110. This includes two employees of Wizlearn Technologies, a Singapore Institute of Technology student and a Raffles Institution student.

Of the 48 patients who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. Eight are in critical condition in the intensive care unit, said MoH.