Singapore announces 106 new COVID-19 cases
Singapore's health authority confirmed 106 new COVID-19 cases here Tuesday, bringing the total number of infected cases in the country to 1,481, Trend reports citing Xinhua.
Of the total, 103 are local cases and three are imported. Among the local cases, 39 are linked to clusters at foreign worker dormitories. Some 41 cases are currently unlinked.
For the two foreign worker dormitories where confirmed cases were reported earlier and gazetted as isolation areas by the government on April 6, 10 more cases were linked with the two dormitories Tuesday, with a total of 98 cases.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in a press release Tuesday that the conditions at the two foreign worker dormitories continued to improve as dedicated multi-agency teams worked round-the-clock.
According to MOM, an Inter-agency Taskforce has been set up to provide support for foreign workers and dormitory operators during the circuit breaker period, from Tuesday to May 4, when foreign workers are not able to go to work. They are to ensure that the 20,000 workers live in the S11 and Westlite dormitories get timely supply of catered meals, and the premises are kept clean.
Moreover, basic medical facilities have been set up at the two dormitories to take care of the health of the residents. Those who become unwell will be relocated and housed separately to prevent them from infecting room-mates, MOM added.
To date, a total of 377 people have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
Of the 627 confirmed cases still in hospital, most are stable or improving, with 29 in critical condition in the intensive care unit.