As of Friday noon (5 June), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 261 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 37,183.
The lower number of cases today is partly due to fewer swabs being conducted.
There are 11 cases in the community. Of these, six are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents, while five are work pass holders.
Among the 11 cases, six are linked to previously confirmed cases, and had already been placed on quarantine. One of the cases is linked to a dormitory cluster. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the remaining four.
There are no imported cases today.
Of the new cases, 97% are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.
One new cluster identified
- 13 of the earlier confirmed cases have now been linked to form a new cluster at a dormitory at 781 Woodlands Avenue 9.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
305 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 24,209 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 307 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 4 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
12,643 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.
24 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.