Singapore Reports 447 New Covid-19 Cases On 2 May
On Saturday (2 May), the Ministry of Health has confirmed 447 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore. This brings the total number of reported cases to 17,548.
6 community cases were reported, and Work Permit holders living in dormitories still contribute to the bulk of cases.
The breakdown is as follows:
- 4 are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents (PRs)
- 2 are Work Pass holders
- 10 are Work Permit holders living outside of dormitories
- 431 are Work Permit holders living in dormitories
93% of the reported cases are linked to known clusters, with the rest pending contact tracing.
5 new clusters identified, 2 clusters closed
MOH has also identified 5 new clusters. They are:
- 5 Neythal Road
- 34 Sungei Kadut Loop
- 16 Tuas Avenue 3
- 21 Tuas View Square
- 2 Tuas South Street 2
34 Sungei Kadut Loop
With no linked cases in 28 days, the clusters at Hero’s (69 Circular Road) and The Orange Ballroom (845 Geylang Road) are now officially closed.
NUH housekeeper tests positive, 79 more discharged
A 27-year-old Malaysian has tested positive for the coronavirus on 30 Apr. He works as a housekeeper at National University Hospital (NUH) but has not gone to work since the onset of symptoms.
Meanwhile, 79 patients have been discharged from the hospital or community isolation facilities. This brings the total number of recovered cases to 1,347.
1,710 patients are still hospitalised, of which 24 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 14,474 are still in isolation.
2 reported deaths, but national tally stands at 17
Unfortunately, a 76-year-old Singaporean male has passed away from complications due to the Covid-19 infection. Known as Case 1323, he had a history of cancer, and passed away on 1 May.
Case 17410, a 47-year-old Bangladeshi national, also passed away on 1 May. However, he was confirmed to be infected after his passing, and investigations are currently ongoing to determine the case of death.
First time since 15 Apr less than 500 cases reported
The last time less than 500 cases were reported was on 15 Apr, where a coincidental 447 cases were also reported.
Hopefully, the numbers fall further in the next few days, and we can see a permanent end to ‘Circuit Breaker’ measures.
However, we must remember not to be complacent, and stay vigilant for the time being.
Don’t miss out on ‘Circuit Breaker’ updates earlier today:
Featured image adapted from National Centre for Infectious Diseases.