768 New Covid-19 Cases On 8 May, Ren Ci Nursing Home Staff Infected

MOH Reports 768 New Cases On 8 May, Bringing National Tally To 21,707

On Friday (8 May), the Ministry of Health (MOH) preliminarily confirmed 768 new cases of Covid-19. This brings the total number of cases to 21,707.

11 community cases were reported, with 10 involving Singaporeans or Permanent Residents (PRs), and 1 being a Work Pass Holder.

Migrant workers account for 757 of the reported cases, with 750 involving those living in dormitories, and 7 involving those living outside of dormitories.

Of the new cases, 93% were linked to known clusters. The rest are pending contact tracing.

5 new clusters announced, 3 clusters closed

MOH also announced 5 new clusters:

  • 25 Kaki Bukit Industrial Terrace
  • 63 Senoko Drive
  • 53 Sungei Kadut Loop
  • 11 Tech Park Crescent
  • 57 Tuas View Walk 2

3 clusters are now officially closed. They are at:

  • Dover Court International School (301 Dover Road)
  • Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home (1 Thomson Lane)
  • ICA Building (10 Kallang Road)


Another healthcare worker gets infected

A 34-year-old Filipino woman, Case 21161, tested positive for Covid-19 on 7 May.

She is currently warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

She worked as a Resident Care Associate at Ren Ci @ Ang Mo Kio (Nursing Home) before admission, and was tested as part of of MOH’s additional precautionary measures for nursing home staff.

Ren Ci @ Ang Mo Kio (Nursing Home)

328 patients discharged, 1,245 still hospitalised

Another 328 patients have been discharged, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 2,040.

1,245 patients remain hospitalised, with 22 in critical condition.

18,402 are in isolation at community facilities, and 20 have passed away from Covid-19 so far.

15th straight day less than 1,000 cases reported

The last time over 1,000 cases were reported was on 23 Apr, just over 2 weeks ago.

Hopefully, this is a good sign that Singapore has better control over the situation, and we won’t hit quadruple digits anytime soon.

However, as more MOH is aggressively and extensively testing for infection, it is unlikely numbers will fall as quickly as we’d like.

While we wait for the daily numbers to fall, let’s continue to play our part to keep risk of transmissions low.

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