20 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore

SINGAPORE (BERNAMA) – Singapore has preliminarily confirmed an additional 20 new cases of COVID-19 infection in the past 24 hours, thus bringing the total tally for the republic to 57,685.

In a brief data released yesterday, the republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said there were five imported cases and they had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

Based on its investigations, the ministry said there was one case in the community involving a Work Pass holder.

The ministry said it was still working through the details of the cases and further updates would be issued later.

The ministry revealed that all 11 cases reported yesterday were asymptomatic and were detected from its proactive screening and surveillance.

Thus far, the MOH classified 1,036 of the reported cases as imported, 2,244 as community cases and 54,385 involving dorm residents.

The ministry said 57,341 cases had fully recovered and discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

A total of 29 confirmed cases remain hospitalised but none in the intensive care unit.

Meanwhile, 268 patients who have mild symptoms or clinically well but still tested positive for COVID-19 have been isolated and being cared for at community facilities.

To date, 27 people have died from complications due to COVID-19 in the republic. No new clusters were identified on Friday.

People walk along the pavement in the Orchard Road shopping district in Singapore. PHOTO: AFP