S’pore Confirms 611 New Covid-19 Cases On 29 May, Bringing National Tally To 33,860

On Friday (29 May), the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 611 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore.

This brings the total number of cases in the nation to 33,860.

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According to MOH, the breakdown of cases is as follows:

  • 3 Singaporeans/Permanent Residents (PRs)
  • 2 Work Pass holders
  • 4 Work Permit holders
  • 602 migrant workers living in dormitories

This totals 9 community cases today, with 99% of all cases linked to known clusters.

2 new clusters identified, 2 clusters closed

MOH also identified 2 new clusters at:

  • 35 Kaki Bukit Place
  • 40 Kaki Bukit Industrial Terrace

35 Kaki Bukit Place
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Meanwhile, the clusters at Keppel Shipyard (51 Pioneer Sector 1) and 2 Tuas Avenue 1 are now officially closed.

Public healthcare staff infected

Unfortunately a 25 year-old Singaporean female, Case 33864, tested positive for Covid-19 on 28 May.

She works as a physiotherapist at Changi General Hospital (CGH), but had not gone to work since the onset of symptoms. CGH has shared that the staff observed infection control measures and donned the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment at work.

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A new daily high of 1,337 patients were discharged today, bringing the total number of recoveries to 19,631.

461 patients remain hospitalised, with 8 in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 13,745 are isolated at community facilities, and 23 have passed away from the coronavirus so far.

Low numbers required to enter Phase 2 early

Hopefully numbers continue to be low, and the situation remains stable.

If this proves to be the case for the next 2 weeks, we could well see Phase 2 starting before the end of June. Meanwhile, let’s just keep playing our part in keeping ourselves, and our loved ones safe.

MS News wishes a speedy recovery to Covid-19 patients, and hope they get better soon.

Featured image adapted from Facebook.