By Massita Ahmad
SINGAPORE, March 26 -- Singapore today reported another 52 new cases of COVID-19 infection, raising the tally for the Island city to 683.
In a statement here, the republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said of these new cases, 28 were imported and 24 involved local cases.
MOH said the imported cases had travel history to Europe, North America, the Middle East, ASEAN countries and other parts of Asia.
“All except two were returning residents and Long Term Pass holders,” it said.
One of the imported cases involved a 31-year-old Malaysian man who is a Singapore Work Pass holder with a travel history to Thailand.
He is currently warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases.
As of today, MOH said twelve more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospital, thus, bringing the number of fully recovered to 172.
Of the 422 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving while 18 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
Two patients have died from complications due to COVID-19 infection on March 21.
As at 12pm, MOH has identified 9,771 close contacts who have been quarantined.
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