Singapore’s COVID-19 cases rise past 40,000 with 347 new infections

SINGAPORE (CNA) – The number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore rose past 40,000 yesterday with 347 new infections reported as of noon.

Five of the cases were in the community – two Singaporeans or permanent residents and three work pass holders, said the Ministry of Health (MoH) in its daily preliminary update.

The remaining cases are work permit holders living in foreign worker dormitories.

Yesterday’s new cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Singapore to 40,197.

MoH on Thursday said a man who died earlier this week from heart disease had COVID-19.

The man is the eighth person who had COVID-19 and died but was not added to the official toll because the death was not caused by the coronavirus.

Women walk past a display of two cultural figurines of men wearing masks in the Chinatown district in Singapore. PHOTO: AFP