The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Wed (22 Apr) has confirmed an additional 1,016 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of 12pm today.
Of the new cases, 15 are Singaporeans and permanent residents, while the rest comprises migrant workers living in dormitories.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Singapore to 10,141.
Yesterday (21 Apr), MOH confirmed 1,111 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of 12 pm.
Of the new cases, 20 are Singaporeans and permanent residents, while the remaining cases are migrant workers living in dormitories.
MOH said, however, that the number of new cases in the larger Singapore community has decreased, from an average of 39 cases per day in the week prior to an average of 29 per day in the past week.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has remained relatively constant, with a daily average of 20 cases for the past two weeks.
MOH recording “many more cases” among migrant workers living in dormitories as a result of extensive testing
Earlier on Mon, MOH as of 12pm confirmed an additional 1,426 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore — Singapore’s highest daily toll to date.
16 of the new cases are Singaporeans or permanent residents, while the rest are Work Permit holders residing in migrant worker dormitories.
No imported cases, however, were recorded on Mon.
The number of new cases amongst Work Permit holders residing outside dormitories has continued to increase, from an average of 13 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 24 per day in the past week.
The main increase today continues to be for Work Permit holders residing in dormitories, where the ministry is picking up many more cases because of extensive testing.
“These are not new infections as the workers are staying in their rooms and many have not reported sick. But when the teams go in to test them, many turn out to be positive,” the ministry wrote.
“Most of these cases have a mild illness and are being monitored in the community isolation facilities or general ward of our hospitals. None of them is in the intensive care unit,” MOH added.
Of the new cases, 63 per cent are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.
More to come