Singapore Confirms 52 New Covid-19 Cases, Bringing National Tally To 683 On 26 Mar

On Thursday (26 Mar), Singapore confirmed 52 new Covid-19 cases, with 28 of them imported cases and 24 new local cases.

We now have a total of 683 confirmed cases, with 12 more cases discharged from hospital, meaning 172 have fully recovered.

Of the 404 cases still warded, 18 are in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), while 2 have died.

87 cases are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19, so they have been transferred to Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital and the Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) also reported that of the 24 local cases:

  • 10 cases are linked to clusters or previous cases.
  • 14 cases are currently unlinked, and contact tracing is ongoing.

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Fengshan PCF cluster grows bigger

Among the locally transmitted cases, the cluster at Fengshan Sparkletots has grown bigger, with the number of cases linked to the cluster rising to 20.

15 of the cases are staff at the school, while the other 5 are relatives of the the school’s principal, case 601.

The cases have caused all PAP Community Foundation (PCF) centres to be closed for 4 days beginning on Thursday (26 Mar).

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Consultant at National Skin Centre is one of the cases

One of the cases is a 32 year-old Associate Consultant at the National Skin Centre.

The female Singapore citizen, who is case 666, has no travel history to affected countries or regions.

She showed symptoms on 24 Mar, and tested positive for Covid-19 on 26 March morning. She is now in an isolation room at the Singapore General Hospital.

She had gone to work before being admitted to hospital.

Number of imported cases still very high

Imported cases continue to make up a large portion of the cases, with 26 out of the 28 imported cases on Thursday (26 Mar) returning residents and long-term pass holders.

They had travel history to Europe, North America, the Middle East, ASEAN and other parts of Asia.

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Here’s a summary of the confirmed cases on 26 Mar:

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MS News wishes the infected patients a speedy recovery from the disease.

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