Singapore Confirms 42 New Covid-19 Cases On 29 Mar

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirms 42 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore today (29 Mar).

According to MOH, 24 are imported cases with travel history to the following regions:

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Middle East
  • ASEAN
  • Other parts of Asia

Among the 18 local cases, 8 have links to previous cases while 10 have no known connections yet. Contact tracing is underway for the latter group.

Today’s number brings Singapore’s total to 844 Covid-19 cases so far.

New cluster at Yishun bridal studio with 3 Covid-19 cases

Of the 8 who have connections to previous cases, one of them, Case 810, has links to 2 others from a wedding studio.

The 2, Case 802 who was in yesterday’s (28 Mar) case count and Case 745, were close contacts at The Wedding Brocade at 1 Yishun Industrial Street 1.

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Having 3 cases tracing back to the venue now makes it a new cluster, adding on to the 6 other active clusters in Singapore:

  • boulder+ Gym at 12 Kallang Avenue – 6 cases
  • Church of Singapore (Bukit Timah) at 2B Hindhede Road – 5 cases
  • Masjid Al-Muttaqin at 5140 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 – 3 cases
  • PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Fengshan at 126 Bedok North Street 2 – 26 cases
  • Dover Court International School at 301 Dover Road – 7 cases
  • SingPost Centre at 10 Eunos Road 8 – 5 cases

For further details on the patients, you can check out MOH’s press release here, and click on the annex.

14 more recovered & discharged from hospital

Thankfully, more have been recovering too, with discharge cases similarly on the rise recently. 14 who left hospital today mark 212 successful recoveries in Singapore thus far.

19 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Singapore sadly recorded its third fatality to the virus earlier today, a 70-year-old who succumbed after 27 days in the ICU due to health complications.

206 patients who tested positive for Covid-19 but are clinically well are continuing treatment in special care centres at the following places to free up public hospital facilities for the more seriously ill:

  • Concord International Hospital
  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  • Gleneagles Hospital
  • Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC

We hope that they’re well on the mend, and that all patients will have a smooth recovery.

Featured image adapted from Google Maps.