COVID-19 : More cases from dorms in Singapore, tally at 26,891

SINGAPORE (BERNAMA) – Singapore, which on Thursday reported 1,164 discharged cases from COVID-19 infection, yesterday confirmed another 793 new positive cases, taking the infection tally for the republic to 26,891.

The preliminary data as at noon yesterday showed that only one case involved a Singaporean or permanent resident while the rest were work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

In a statement, the republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said it was still working through the details of the cases and would provide an update later in the day.

Singapore has so far classified 1,326 as community cases, 580 as imported cases, 434 cases involving foreign workers staying outside dorms and 23,758 cases of foreign workers residing in dorms.

In its full data released late on Thursday, the ministry said the number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of eight cases per day in the week before, to an average of five per day in the past week.