COVID-19: 157 new cases in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Bernama) – Singapore reported another 157 cases of COVID-19 infection over the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 45,140 cases.

According to the brief noon data released by its Ministry of Health (MOH), there were 20 cases in the community involving 12 locals or permanent residents and eight work pass holders.

In addition, MOH said there were three imported cases, all of whom had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

The ministry noted that the vast majority of yesterday’s cases were still work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. In its full data released late on Monday, Singapore classified 601 of its cases as imported, 1,962 as community cases and 42,420 dorm residents.

As at noon on Monday, 40,717 or about 90.5 per cent of the patients have fully recovered and been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There were 208 confirmed cases still in hospital on Monday, with two in the intensive care unit, said the ministry.

So far, 26 people have died in the city-state from complications due to COVID-19, with the first two fatalities reported on March 21.