Singapore reports 518 new cases, tally at 34,884

SINGAPORE (BERNAMA) – Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 518 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the tally to 34,884.

The noon data showed that the vast majority of new cases involved migrant workers residing in dormitories, with only three cases within the community, said the ministry in a statement here.

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

In full data released late last Saturday, Singapore classified 1,682 as community cases, 580 as imported cases and 32,104 as foreign workers residing in dorms.

A total of 20,727 patients, or about 60 per cent from Saturday’s tally of 34,366, have fully recovered.

The ministry said 13,242 patients who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still tested positive for COVID-19 have been isolated and cared for at community facilities.

As at noon Saturday, 374 confirmed cases were still in hospitals with seven in intensive care unit while 23 have died from COVID-19 complications in the republic.