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By Massita Ahmad
SINGAPORE, April 22 -- The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) today said 17 recovered workers who are residing at Westlite Woodlands Dormitory here were found to be positive for COVID-19.
In a statement, MOH said this was following special operations commenced by the ministry and the Ministry of Manpower to test residents of the dormitory.
The cases were related to a 35-year-old male Bangladesh national who resides at the dormitory, who was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on April 19.
Labelled as Case 62181, he works at Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard and is employed by Prosper Environmental & Engineering Pte Ltd as a construction supervisor.
The ministry said these cases were immediately isolated and conveyed to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases.
MOH said, together with an expert panel which comprises infectious diseases and microbiology experts, it is investigating if they are re-infection cases.
As at noon yesterday, the ministry has classified 54,513 of the reported cases as dormitory residents, 4,025 as imported, and 2,342 as community cases.