As of Monday (13 April), 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 386 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore. It also announced the ninth death from the COVID-19 complications.
Today marks the highest number of new cases since Singapore discovered its first confirmed COVID-19 infection on 23 Jan this year.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 infection cases to 2,918.
The breakdown of new cases is as follows:
- Imported cases: 0
- Linked to known clusters: 280, of which the vast majority are Work Permit holders in the dormitories
- Linked to other cases: 12, of which 7 are Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents and five are Work Permit holders
- Pending contact tracing: 94, of which 21 are Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents, five are S Pass holders, 64 are Work Permit holders, and 4 are Long Term Pass holders.
There are four new clusters identified by MOH. They are:
- CitiWall (34 Kaki Bukit Crescent).
- Tech Park Crescent dormitory (43 Tech Park Crescent).
- Kranji Dormitory (17 Kranji Way).
- ABC Hostel (3 Jalan Kubor).
Ninth death from COVID-19 infection
Case 1836, a 65 year-old male Singapore Citizen, passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 13 April 2020 afternoon. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 9 April. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
To date, a total of 586 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
Of the 1,158 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving.
29 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
1,165 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.
Nine have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.
Contact tracing and investigation are underway for currently unlinked cases to establish any links to known clusters or previous cases. In the past week (6 April to 12 April), MOH has uncovered links for 316 previously unlinked cases.