4 community cases among 25 new COVID infections in Singapore

08-May-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 5:02 AM Print This Post

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (7 May) confirmed 25 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country’s total case count to 61,311.

Four are local cases in the community, while the remaining 21 are imported. Among the imported cases, 15 are Singaporeans or permanent residents.

Friday marks the 12th consecutive day with local cases reported.

This story will be updated later.

In a separate press statement on Friday, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said about 1,500 students, staff, and external vendors at Edgefield Secondary School had taken a mandatory COVID-19 swab test last weekend.

“All who had taken the swab tests have tested negative for COVID-19. Those who are on quarantine order have also tested negative for their swab test,” added the ministry.

The school, which had shifted to full home-based learning from 4 to 7 May following the discovery of a COVID-19 case among its students, will resume physical lessons next Monday.

Singapore now has 10 active COVID-19 clusters, the largest being the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) cluster which to date has 40 infections linked to it.

With effect from 11.59pm on 23 April, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history to India are not allowed entry into or transit through Singapore, due to a surge in COVID-19 cases there.

The same border control measure has been extended to travellers with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka with effect from 11.59pm on 1 May.

99 percent of total cases have recovered, 1 in ICU

With 29 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Thursday, 60,873 cases or 99.3 per cent of the total have fully recovered from the infection.

Most of the 120 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while one is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

A total of 262 patients with mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Apart from the 31 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications, 15 others who tested positive for the virus were determined to have died from unrelated causes, including three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and another four, whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.

Among the 165 confirmed cases reported from 30 April to 6 May, 47 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 86 have tested negative, and 32 serology test results are pending.



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