Singapore Confirms 49 New Covid-19 Cases, Bringing National Tally To 1,049 On 2 Apr
On Thursday (2 Apr), Singapore confirmed 49 new Covid-19 cases, with 8 of them imported cases and 41 of them new local cases.
This is a drop from the all-time high of 74 cases reported the day before.
We now have a total of 1,049 confirmed cases, with 21 more cases discharged from hospital, meaning 266 have fully recovered, the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported.
118 local cases have no links
MOH also reported that of the 41 local cases on Thursday (2 Apr):
- 26 cases are linked to clusters or previous cases.
- 15 cases are currently unlinked.
There are a total of 118 cases that are locally transmitted, but are not linked so far to previous cases, nor have do they have any travel history to affected regions. Contact tracing is underway.
464 cases still in hospital
Of the 464 cases still warded, 23 are in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), while 4 have died.
315 have been isolated and sent to Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital and the Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC as they are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19.
3 new clusters discovered
The 3 new clusters are at:
- Mustafa Centre, where 5 of Thursday’s new cases (cases 1001, 1015, 1024, 1026 and 1046) are linked to. They join 6 previous cases (cases 616, 788, 866, 908, 911 and 938) to form a cluster of 11 cases.
2. A construction site at Maxwell MRT station, with 2 new cases (cases 1009 and 1034). They join 3 previous cases (cases 869, 900 and 1000) for a total of 5 cases.
3. Keppel Shipyard, with 3 previously confirmed cases (cases 878, 898 and 907).
Another healthcare worker infected
For some reason, more healthcare workers are being infected.
The latest is a 26-year-old female Singaporean who presented symptoms on 20 March, and tested positive for Covid-19 on 1 Apr.
She is case 1028, and is a healthcare attendant at the Institute of Mental Health but did not go to work when she displayed symptoms.
She is hospitalised at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).
Number of imported cases went down
The good news is that the number of imported cases has dropped, with the number of new imported cases about 16% of the number of new cases on Thursday (2 Apr).
The 8 imported cases had travel history to Europe, North America, ASEAN and other parts of Asia.
MS News wishes the infected patients a speedy recovery from the disease.
Featured image adapted from SilverKris.
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