Singapore’s Health Ministry yesterday reported 73 new cases of Covid-19, 38 of which are imported infections, reported Bernama.
- Hospitalised – 404, with 17 in ICU
- Recovered – 160
This brings the nationwide tally to 631.
According to Today online, it is the biggest single-day spike in infections in the republic.
The Health Ministry said the new imported cases have a history of travel to Europe, North America, Asean countries and other parts of Asia.
“All except one were returning residents and long-term pass holders,” it said in a statement.
One of the imported cases is a 30-year-old Malaysian man who holds a work pass.
The ministry said 27 other cases are linked to clusters or previous infections, while eight are currently unlinked, with contact tracing underway.
It said PCF Sparkletots Preschool in Bedok North and Dover Court International School on Dover Road have been identified as new clusters.
Five more coronavirus cases have been discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 160, it added.
Of the 404 patients still in hospital, most are in stable or improving condition, while 17 are in the intensive care unit.
As of noon yesterday, the ministry had identified 8,930 close contacts, who are now under quarantine. – TMI