570 new infections, including a nurse from Ren Ci Community Hospital
A nurse working at Ren Ci Community Hospital was among the 570 new Covid-19 cases announced yesterday.
The 30-year-old Filipino work pass holder was confirmed to have the virus on May 19 and is currently warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases. She is one of eight cases in the community announced yesterday. The remaining 562 are foreign workers living in dormitories.
The latest numbers bring the total number of cases in Singapore to 29,364.
There were two new cases among Singaporeans and permanent residents.
One is a 57-year-old Singaporean man who went to work at Kranji Lodge I, the other is a 34-year-old male permanent resident who is the household contact of a case that was announced on May 7.
The remaining cases in the community are five work permit holders. Two of the five had previously been identified as contacts of cases and had already been placed on quarantine. Contact tracing is ongoing for the three unlinked cases.
There were no imported cases.
The Health Ministry also announced two new clusters, one at 29 Senoko South Road and the other at 144 Tagore Lane.
A total of 842 patients were discharged.
The latest report also noted continued improvement in the situation here. The number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of eight cases a day in the week before, to an average of five cases a day in the past week.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has also dropped, from an average of three cases a day in the week before, to an average of two cases a day in the past week.
As of yesterday, 11 patients remain in critical condition in the intensive care unit. A total of 11,198 patients have fully recovered from the virus and been discharged.
There are 954 cases who are still in hospital, of which most are in stable condition.
A total of 17,181 patients are isolated and cared for in community facilities. These patients have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for the coronavirus.
Twenty-two people have died from Covid-19 complications and nine who tested positive have died from other causes.
By the numbers
570 New cases
8 New cases in community
11207 Total discharged
29364 Total cases
954 Total in hospital
842 Discharged yesterday
11 In intensive care unit