Singapore reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, 57,665 in total

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  • Saturday, 26 Sep 2020

SINGAPORE, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 57,665.

Of the new cases, two are imported cases, none are community cases and nine are linked with the dormitories of foreign workers.

Amongst the nine cases residing in dormitories, seven had been identified earlier as contacts of previous cases, and had already been quarantined to prevent further transmission. They were tested during quarantine to determine their status. The remaining two cases were detected through surveillance testing.

Of the new cases, 91 percent are imported or linked to known cases or clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.

On Friday, eight more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 57,341 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities, the ministry said.

There are currently 29 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Furthermore, 268 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.

Altogether 27 people have passed away from complications due to the COVID-19 infection.

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