Singapore reports 202 new COVID-19 cases, seven in community

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Singapore reported 202 new COVID-19 cases as of noon yesterday, with seven infections in the community, said the Ministry of Health (MoH).

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 47,655.

Among the cases in the community, five are Singaporeans or permanent residents and two are work pass holders.

There are also eight imported cases, all of whom had been placed on stay-home notices upon their arrival in Singapore. The rest of the new cases are work permit holders living in foreign worker dormitories, MoH said.

On Friday, MoH said a 72-year-old COVID-19 patient died due to a brain haemorrhage.

The Singaporean woman, known as Case 47,229, had a history of diabetes and was taken to hospital on Wednesday for reasons not related to the coronavirus, the ministry said. She tested positive for COVID-19 after her death.

An office worker gets her temperature taken before being allowed to enter the building. PHOTO: CNA