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Singapore reports 570 new COVID-19 cases
BY 2020-05-21 17:01:04

SINGAPORE, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 570 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 29,364.


Of the newly confirmed cases, eight were cases in the community, and 562 were work permit holders residing in dormitories. There were no imported cases.


Of the new cases, 99 percent were linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing, the ministry said.


During the past day, 842 patients of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 11,207 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities, the ministry said.


There are currently 954 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 11 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. A total of 17,181 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for the COVID-19.


The number of cases that have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection in the country was 22. 


(Editor:Grace) (From:xinhua)
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