COVID-19: Singapore crosses 15,000 mark with 690 new cases

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a preliminary 690 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Wednesday (29 April) noon, bringing the total to 15,641 the highest recorded in Southeast Asia.

This comes more than a week after it confirmed a single-day high of 1,426 new cases.

The vast majority of the new cases are foreign workers living in dorms, said the ministry, noting that six are Singaporeans and permanent residents.

It added that more details will be shared when its daily press release is issued at night.

More than 50 clusters linked to foreign worker dormitories have been identified thus far, including Singapore’s largest cluster linked to S11 [email protected], followed by Sungei Tengah Lodge and Tuas View Dormitory.

The three are among the 25 dorms that have been gazetted as isolation areas. Some 300,000 foreign workers live in dorms here in Singapore.


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