Singapore reports 66 new Covid-19 cases

Singapore reports 66 new Covid-19 cases

The Star Online - News·2020-04-07 09:00

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Singapore reported 66 cases of Covid-19 on Monday (April 6), along with two new clusters, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its daily update.Of the total, 65 are local cases and one is imported, which means the patient was infected while overseas. They bring the total number of cases here to 1375.Among the local cases, links to existing clusters have been established for 35 cases, of which 24 are linked to clusters at foreign worker dormitories and 11 are linked to non-dormitory clusters.Contact tracing is ongoing for the remaining 30 cases.One new cluster is at Little Gems Preschool at Ang Mo Kio Street 62 with three cases, while the other at Kranji Lodge, a foreign worker dormitory, also has three cases.The number of cases in known clusters at foreign worker dormitories continued to swell, with 25 more cases were linked to the S11 Dormitory @ Punggol. It now has 88 cases the largest cluster so far.Six more cases were linked to Toh Guan Dormitory at Toh Guan Road East, which now has 14 cases.On Monday evening, the Toh Guan Dormitory was gazetted as an isolation area the third foreign worker dormitory to receive this order after the S11 Dormitory and Westlite in Toh Guan. This means its workers will be quarantined in their rooms for the next 14 days.There were 24 patients discharged on Monday. To date, a total of 344 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.Of the 571 confirmed cases still in hospital, most are stable or improving, with 25 in critical condition in the intensive care unit.In its update, MOH said further epidemiological investigations have uncovered a link between the cluster at PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Fengshan, which has 27 cases, to a family member of the schools principal Case 601.Investigations showed that a family member of the principal had travelled to Malaysia on March 4 and was likely infected there, said the ministry.She later transmitted the infection to other family members, including Case 601, who likely infected the rest of the affected staff members at her preschool through a staff meeting, MOH added.There are 454 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19 who are isolated and cared for at Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital and the Community Isolation Facility at DResort NTUC.Four more cases were linked to Tampines Dormitory, which now has nine. Other clusters at dormitories Sungei Tengah Lodge, Westlite Toh Guan, 55 Sungei Kadut Loop, and Cochrane Lodge II also had more cases linked to them. - The Straits Times/Asia News Network


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