As of Wednesday noon (20 May), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 570 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total tally of infected cases to 29,364.
There are 8 cases of community infection (2 Singaporeans/Permanent Residents, 6 Work Passes), 562 cases involving Work Permit holders residing inside and outside dormitories.
There are no imported cases today.
Of the new cases, 99% are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.
Two new clusters identified
- Four of the newly confirmed cases are linked to one previous case to form a new cluster at 29 Senoko South Road.
- One of the newly confirmed cases is linked to two previous cases to form a new cluster at 144 Tagore Lane.
Cases from public healthcare sector
Case 29069 is a 30-year-old female Filipino national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder and has no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 19 May and is currently warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases.
She is employed as a nurse at Ren Ci Community Hospital but had not gone to work since onset of symptoms.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
842 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 11,207 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 954 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 11 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
17,181 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19.
22 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.