Singapore Reports 618 New Covid-19 Cases, Bringing National Tally To 12,693
On Saturday (25 Apr), Singapore has confirmed 618 new Covid-19 cases. As with previous updates, majority of them involve migrant workers living in dormitories.
With the national tally standing at 12,693, we now have the highest total confirmed cases in Southeast Asia.
Here’s an overview of tonight’s figures:
- 597 are Work Permit holders living in dormitories
- 12 are Work Permit holders living outside dormitories
- 9 are community cases, including 7 whom are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents (PRs).
Of today’s new cases, 81% – or about 500 – are linked to known clusters. The remaining are still pending contact tracing.
Average weekly number of community cases decreased
The Ministry of Health (MOH) noted that the number of new cases in the community has decreased.
From an average of 31 cases per day in the week before, it has been an average of 23 per day in the past week.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has also come down, from a daily average of 21 cases in the week before, to 15 in the past week.
7 new clusters, including Northpoint City
Of further concern are 7 new clusters found today, one of which is Northpoint City shopping mall in Yishun.
According to The Straits Times, the rest comprise dormitories and construction sites:
- ASPRI-Westlite Papan
- Kian Teck Hostel
- SCM Tuas Lodge
- 21 Defu South Street 1
- 8 Martin Place
- 107 West Coast Vale.
With over 50 clusters identified in Singapore to date, S11 Punggol dormitory remains the largest one with over 2,000 cases linked.
Second in the list is Sungei Tengah Lodge. Meanwhile, around 25 dormitories have been gazetted as isolation areas.
46 patients recovered, total recoveries now 1,002
In slightly more positive news, 46 more patients have recovered and been discharged from the hospital. This brings the total recoveries to 1,002.
Sadly, 24 are still in critical condition and are being cared for at the intensive care unit.
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