SINGAPORE, June 27 -- Singapore, which is now in the second week of Phase Two of re-opening, today confirmed 291 new cases of COVID-19 infection, with 11 cases in the community.
In brief noon data released today, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that of the 11 cases, five were Singaporeans or permanent residents and six were work pass holders.
This brings the republic’s infection tally to 43,246 cases, with the first case being detected on Jan 23.
The ministry said the vast majority of the cases are still migrant workers living at dormitories.
In its full data released late Friday, Singapore classified 1,846 of its cases as community-linked, 581 as imported cases, and 40,528 involving foreign workers in dorms.
As at noon yesterday, 36,825 or about 86 per cent of the total number of patients had fully recovered and been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are 183 confirmed cases still in hospital Friday, with one in critical condition in the intensive care unit, said the ministry.
It added that 5,921 patients who has mild symptoms or are clinically well but still tested positive for COVID-19 have been isolated and cared for at community facilities.
So far, 26 people have died in the city-state from complications due to COVID-19, with the first two cases reported on March 21.
A new cluster was identified Friday, involving a dormitory at 143 Tuas View Square, said the ministry.
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