Covid-19: Singapore reports 106 new cases, tally at 1,481; 377 recovered

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SINGAPORE (April 7): Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MoH) has confirmed an additional 106 cases of Covid-19 infection, bringing the tally for the republic to 1,481.

Among the linked cases, 39 cases were linked to clusters at foreign worker dormitories and 23 were linked to non-dormitory clusters, the ministry said in a statement today.

Of the two dormitories which were gazetted as isolation areas, S11 Dormitory @ Punggol of Seletar North Link has a total of 98 confirmed cases, while Westlite Toh Guan of Toh Guan Road East has 34 confirmed cases, respectively.

MoH said three cases were reported from the public healthcare sector involving two nurses each at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) and a healthcare assistant at Hougang Polyclinic.

Updating on the condition of confirmed cases, MoH said 33 more cases of Covid-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities, making it 377 full recoveries in total.

Of the 627 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving, while 29 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

MoH said 471 cases who are clinically well but still tested positive for Covid-19 are isolated and cared for at Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital and the Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC.

Six have passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection.

As at 12pm, MoH has identified 17,819 close contacts who have been quarantined.