Singapore Reports 799 Covid-19 Cases On 27 Apr With 2 Deaths & 7 New Clusters
The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 799 new Covid-19 cases today (27 Apr).
A vast majority are still from among workers residing in dormitories.
14 are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents (PRs), while 4 are Work Pass holders.
MOH identified 7 new clusters, one of which is Acacia Home, which accounts for 14 of the local cases today.
In an unfortunate update, Singapore also reported 2 deaths, bringing the fatality rate to 14 so far.
2 deaths recorded among elderly Covid-19 patients
MOH confirmed the passing of 2 elderly patients on Monday (27 Apr) from complications due to Covid-19 infection.
The first victim, an 82-year-old male Singaporean (Case 1595), who tested positive on 8 Apr, succumbed after a long battle against the virus.
The second victim, an 81-year-old male Singaporean (Case 9682), passed away only after a week of testing positive for Covid-19 on 20 Apr.
The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) is offering assistance to their families.
7 new clusters include Acacia Home with 14 cases on 27 Apr
A curious development is 14 new cases at Acacia Home, a shelter for the destitute in Admiralty, which had reported 1 case before this.
The sudden increase there classifies it as a new cluster, along with 6 others MOH has identified after contact tracing:
- Hai Leck Engineering Pte Ltd, 12 Tuas Drive 1 – 5 cases
- Lingjack Dormitory, 1 Woodlands Terrace – 4 cases
- 9 Gul Street 1 – 8 cases
- 3 Senoko Link – 11 cases
- 44 Toh Guan Road East – 8 cases
- 2 Woodlands Industrial Park E1 – 22 cases
While a dormitory only made for one of the new clusters, the fact that more clusters are emerging at all leaves much to ponder.
On an optimistic note, perhaps, this is a sign that MOH is now able to trace the source of infections and resolve previously unlinked cases.
More Covid-19 cases discharged & fewer in ICU
Extending the positivity a little further, 35 patients have recovered and left the hospital, bringing total discharge count to 1,095.
Down from past numbers, 20 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Though there may be relief in ‘Circuit Breaker’ reducing community transmissions lately, this doesn’t mean we can let our guards down. We only have to be even more vigilant and responsible, to curb the spread indefinitely.
MS News wishes all patients a smooth recovery. We also extend our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased.
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