Singapore Reports 65 New Covid-19 Cases On 3 Apr, Country Now Has 1,114 Cases In Total
The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 65 new Covid-19 cases on Friday (3 Apr). 56 of them are local transmissions while the 9 remaining cases are imported.
Of the 56 new local cases,
- 40 are linked to clusters or previous cases
- 16 are currently unlinked and contact tracing is underway.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore to 1,114.
4 cases linked to bar at Marina Bay Sands
The authorities have also reportedly identified 3 new clusters:
- Ce La Vi bar at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) with 4 linked cases
- Project Glory tower with 4 linked cases
- Singapore Cricket Club with 6 linked cases.
There are also multiple new cases linked to previous cases. In particular, 11 cases reported today are linked to the cluster at S11 Dormitory @ Punggol identified on Monday (30 Mar).
Another 8 new cases are linked to the Westlite Toh Guan dormitory cluster which emerged on 31 Mar.
25 Covid-19 patients are in ICU
In better news, 16 Covid-19 patients have also been discharged bringing the total of recovered cases to 282.
However, 25 remain in critical condition and are warded in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
354 patients who still test positive for Covid-19 but are “clinically well” have been moved to community isolation facilities:
- Concord International Hospital
- Mount Elizabeth Hospital
- Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC.
Tightened measures introduced earlier today
Earlier today, Singapore announced its 5th Covid-19 death — an 86-year-old Singaporean woman linked to the Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home cluster.
PM Lee also announced a number of tightened precautionary measure, including closing non-essential workplaces for a month from next Tuesday (7 Apr).
All students would also have to undergo home-based learning from next Wednesday (8 Apr).
Speedy recovery to those infected
MS News wishes those currently battling the virus a speedy recovery.
While it’s indeed troubling that the number of local Coivd-19 transmission is increasing, Singaporeans should adhere to the government’s social distancing measures.
No matter how grim, we can overcome the outbreak if we all work together.
Featured image adapted from Hotels.com.