As of 19 April 2020, 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 596 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infected cases in Singapore to 6,588.
There is no imported case.
The number of new cases amongst Work Permit holders residing outside dormitories has increased, from an average of 11 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 21 per day in the past week.
Of the new cases, 68 percent are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.
Five new clusters have been identified. They are:
- Woodlands Lodge I (50 Woodlands Industrial park E4).
- Changi Lodge II (80 Tanah Merah Coast Road).
- 51 Paya Ubi Industrial Park.
- 17 Jalan Besut.
- Sembawang Shipyard (198 Tagore Lane).
Update on condition of confirmed cases
26 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
In all, 768 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
Of the 2,921 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital, most are stable or improving.
22 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
2,888 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.
11 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.