3699 Total Covid-19 Cases In Singapore, 447 New On 15 Apr
The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced Wednesday (15 Apr) that there are a record 447 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore.
Of these, 404 are from dorms — this is over 90% of new cases.
This is the highest spike seen daily since Covid-19 hit Singapore.
Here are all the new numbers at a glance.
652 recovered cases, 26 still in critical care
41 people more have recovered and been discharged, meaning there are 652 recovered cases in total.
26 of those in hospital are in critical condition in the ICU.
There are 10 deaths linked to Covid-19 here.
MOH announced that Case 3381, an 80-year-old Malaysian passed away yesterday (14 Apr) from causes unrelated to Covid-19. He tested positive after his death.
As mentioned, this case isn’t part of the 10 fatalities.
38 local cases excluding dorms, 404 within
New cases of community spread are stable, according to MOH. 38 new community cases were found, while there were 0 imported cases again for the 6th day running.
The youngest new local case is aged 7, currently unlinked. At the moment, he’s warded at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
However, 68% of the new cases are as yet unlinked — that’s around 143 cases.
Over 90% of new cases in dormitories, link found for 375 cases
4 new clusters were found by MOH. These clusters are:
- 10 Kian Teck Crescent dormitory – 4 cases
- Kian Teck Dormitory (26 Kian Teck Avenue) – 4 cases
- 234 Balestier Road – 7 cases
- Mandai Lodge (460 Mandai Road) – 7 cases
Meanwhile, MOH’s contact tracing dug up links for 375 cases which were previously unlinked — these cases were confirmed between 8-14 Apr.
- 4 cases – Cases 1125, 1540, 1959 and 2929 – have been linked to a dormitory at 10 Kian Teck Crescent, a new cluster.
- 1 confirmed case has links to 3 previously confirmed ones. The cluster is at Kian Teck Dormitory (26 Kian Teck Avenue)
- 7 previously announced cases form a new cluster at 234 Balestier Road, possibly linked to a construction company whose premises are there
- 1 case has links to 6 previously announced ones at Mandai Lodge (460 Mandai Road).
- 26 more cases were linked to Acacia Lodge (530-540 Bukit Batok Street 23). There are now 56 confirmed cases at the dormitory.
- 11 cases were linked to Cochrane Lodge I (51 Admiralty Road West). This cluster now has 53 total cases.
- 11 cases were linked to Cochrane Lodge II (49 Admiralty Road West), which now has 46 confirmed cases.
- 2 more cases were linked to the existing Kranji Dormitory (17 Kranji Way) cluster, which now has 9 cases.
- 5 more cases were linked to Kranji Lodge (12 Kranji Road), and now there are 17 cases.
- 8 cases were linked to North Coast Lodge (51 North Coast Ave), and there are 18 confirmed cases.
- 7 cases were linked to PPT Lodge 1A (8 Seletar North Link), making a total of 18 confirmed cases.
- 74 cases were linked to S11 Dormitory @ Punggol (2 Seletar North Link), making a whopping total of 797 confirmed cases.
- 7 cases were linked to Shaw Lodge (12 Shaw Road), making a total of 24 cases.
- 91 cases were linked to Sungei Tengah Lodge (500 Old Choa Chu Kang Road), which now has 279 cases total.
- 6 cases were linked to Tampines Dormitory (2 Tampines Place), making total of 61 cases.
- 10 cases are at Toh Guan Dormitory (19A Toh Guan Road East), and there are 83 cases now.
- 27 more cases are at Tuas View Dormitory (70 Tuas South Ave 1) — total of 43 cases.
- 22 cases at Westlite Toh Guan dormitory (18 Toh Guan Road East) — total 110 cases.
- 1 more case at Westlite Woodlands dormitory (2 Woodlands Sector 2), total 10 cases.
- 16 cases at 31 Sungei Kadu Avenue, total 27 cases.
- 6 cases at 21B Senoko Loop, total 12 cases.
- 8 more cases at Tech Park Crescent dormitory (43 Tech Park Crescent), total 19 cases
- 1 more case at 36 Woodlands Industrial Park E1, total 27 cases
- 1 more case at Keppel Shipyard (51 Pioneer Sector 1), total 8 cases.
- 1 case at renovation site of National University Hospital (5 Lower Kent Ridge Road), total 26 cases.
- 3 cases at Kenyon/UBS construction site (9 Penang Road), total 15 cases.
- 1 more case at Mustafa Centre (145 Syed Alwi Road), total 87 cases.
Meanwhile, 404 new cases are linked to dormitories, while a further 5 work permit holders do not live at a dormitory.
Govt testing more workers
The spike in cases can be attributed largely to an increase in testing at foreign worker dormitories, which have become giant clusters.
Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Tuesday (14 Apr) that 5,000 workers will be tested in the next few days, according to Nikkei Asian Review.
The government is taking steps such as isolating all dormitories and moving healthy workers to other places to beat the virus there.
With these measures combined with the ‘Circuit Breaker’, hopefully the rise in cases will go down by the time 4 May arrives.
Featured image adapted from Google Maps.