Singapore Confirms 932 New Covid-19 Cases, Bringing National Tally To 17,101 On 1 May

On Friday (1 May), Singapore confirmed 932 new Covid-19 cases, with 905 of them being work permit-holders living in dormitories. This is a jump from the Thursday’s (30 Apr) figure of 528.

Among these new cases are five Singaporeans and permanent residents, and six work-pass holders.

We now have a total of 17,101 confirmed cases, with 24 more cases discharged, meaning 1,268 have fully recovered,the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported.

Sadly, a 16th person has died from Covid-19. He was a 60-year-old male Singapore citizen.

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Breakdown of new cases

Among the 932 new cases on Friday (1 May),

  • 905 are work-permit holders living in dormitories
  • 16 are work-permit holders residing outside dormitories
  • 5 are Singaporeans or permanent residents
  • 6 are long-term work pass holders
  • Zero are imported
  • 70% are linked to known clusters
  • the rest are pending contact tracing

The number of new cases in the community has decreased, MOH said.

It’s now at an average of 12 per day in the past week — it was 25 cases per day in the week before.

There are also fewer unlinked cases in the community. The figure now stands at 6 per day in the past week — it was 16 cases per day the week before.

7 new clusters found

The number of foreign workers found to be infected continues to be high, due to extensive testing conducted in dormitories.

As the authorities continue to link new and previously announced cases, seven new clusters have been found:

  1. Joo Koon Lodge, where 10 previous cases have been linked.
  2. Tuas South Incineration Plant, where eight previous cases have been linked.
  3. 19 Kian Teck Road, where eight previous cases have been linked.
  4. 12 Tuas Place, where eight previous cases have been linked.
  5. 15 Tuas View Square, where 45 new cases have been linked to 27 previous cases.
  6. 20 Sungei Kadut Avenue, where 15 previous cases have been linked.
  7. 148 Woodlands Industrial Park E5., where one new case has been linked to 20 previous cases.

Singapore’s biggest cluster, the S11 Dormitory @ Punggol, added 18 cases, giving it a total of 2,467 cases. More information on the other clusters can be found here.

Also, no more cases have been linked to SingPost Centre for 28 days, meaning the cluster is now closed.

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16th person dies from Covid-19, 1,764 cases still warded

Tragically, a 60-year-old male Singaporean died from Covid-19 on Friday (1 May).

Case 2728 had underlying conditions of hypertension and hyperlipidaemia, and tested positive on 13 Apr.

He was warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, and is the 16th patient to have died from the disease.

Of the 1,764 cases still warded, 23 are in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

14,053 have been isolated and sent to community isolation facilities as they are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19.

Must be cautious in easing ‘Circuit Breaker’ measures

While community cases are showing signs of decreasing, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said during his May Day rally speech on Thursday (30 May) that the process of easing the ‘Circuit Breaker’ measures must be done “cautiously” to prevent new spikes in Covid-19 cases.

MS News wishes those infected a quick recovery.

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