74 New Covid-19 Cases On 1 Apr, Includes New Cluster At Thomson Old Folk’s Home

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced today (1 Apr) that there are 74 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total to 1,000. This is the highest to date for a single day.

20 of these cases are imported, while the other 54 were caught locally, reports The Straits Times (ST).

Meanwhile, 5 cases were discharged from hospital today, taking the total recoveries to 245.

74 new cases include 54 local ones

The new cases include someone at Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home, located in Thomson.

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There are 11 confirmed cases as of 1 Apr, meaning there is a new cluster.

All of them are 70 years old and above, and of them is an 102-year-old lady, the oldest confirmed Covid-19 case so far.

The second new cluster MOH announced is a workers’ dormitory at Sungei Kadut, which now has 3 cases.

2 of these cases were announced today.

Another confirmed case works at NEX’s Unity Pharmacy, and all staff have been put on quarantine.

Previously-announced clusters have new recorded cases as well:

  • 6 new cases at S11 dormitory
  • 2 new cases at Westlite Toh Guan dormitory
  • 1 new case at Wilby Residences
  • 1 new case at Hero’s bar

Total of 245 recoveries, 22 in critical condition

5 more cases were discharged from hospital today. On the other hand there are now 22 cases in critical condition.

Meanwhile, 260 cases who are well but still carry the virus have been moved to various private hospitals and are recovering there.

S’pore exceeds 1,000 cases, highlights need for social distancing

We’ve reached a point where the virus is taking hold in the community.

This means we cannot delay even a day in social distancing. If the threat didn’t appear serious before, it definitely is now.

However, there is no need to panic — stay at home as much as possible, only go out if it’s essential. Cease all social gatherings, they can be saved for when the virus threat is low.

Together, if we do this today, we can beat Covid-19.

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