On Sunday April 26th 2020, Singapore has reached the 13,000 mark for the number of Covid-19 cases as an increase of 931 cases were confirmed during the afternoon.
This bring the total number of confirmed cases of Singapore to 13,624.
13 people from these cases were Singaporeans or permanent residents that resided in the local community while 5 other people who were confirmed to have contracted the Covid-19 virus were those who had work permits.
The MOH (Ministry of Health) said in an update that 886 of the confirmed cases on Sunday were foreign workers holding work permits. The foreign workers reside in dormitories with evidence from online sources showing that many of them cramped together in a single room. It was so cramped, that 25 of those foreign workers had to live outside of the dormitories.
In total, 1,060 Covid-19 patients recovered from the disease and have been discharged from community isolation facilities and hospitals. Following this, 58 patients who fully recovered were discharged from these facilities.
There are 1,311 people who are confirmed to have contracted the Covid-19 virus. They are currently in hospitals, receiving medical care, showing signs of improvement and recovery. 22 people from the 1,311 confirmed cases however, are in critical condition and are currently in the intensive care unit.
The other 11,241 people in Singapore who are confirmed with the Covid-19 virus are currently isolated at community facilities, where they are cared for. The infected show mild symptoms of the disease and in some cases physically healthy but have shown to be positive when tested for Covid-19.
On Sunday, two imported cases were reported, both of which were Singaporeans that received a stay-home notice when they arrived in Singapore on the 10th of April.
Where the two Singaporeans return from was not told by the MOH when this was asked by the CNA.
The first imported cases were reported in Singapore when 34-year old Malaysian S Pass holder was tested positive for the coronavirus back in April 17th.
74 percent of the new confirmed cases were tracked down to the known clusters while the rest of the sources are still being investigated.
Four New Clusters Discovered
The MOH has found the links for the previous 1,280 unlinked cases between April 19th to April 25th.
The links uncovered four new clusters.
Four new confirmed cases were in fact linked to 17 previous cases which formed a new cluster at Proptech Pte Ltd at 38 Senoko Road.
Six of the new confirmed cases were linked to 18 previous cases which formed another cluster at 5 Kian Teck Crescent.
The previous fifty-seven confirmed cases have been tracked down to a new cluster which originates from Sungei Kadut Street 6.
Another link was tracked down for four previous cases at a new cluster from 133 Tuas View Square.
This period of stemming the spread of the coronavirus in Singapore is called a “circuit breaker”. The duration of the circuit breaker was scheduled to end on the 4th of May but further updates say it shall be extended until the 1st of June.
As such, citizens are only allowed to buy food and groceries while all non-essential workplaces have been shut down temporarily.
27th April 2020 17:10
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