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COVID-19: Singapore confirms 642 new cases, total at 31,068

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23/5/2020 10:09:00 AM

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SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a preliminary 642 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Saturday (23 May) noon, bringing the total to 31,068.

It added that more details will be provided in its press release issued at night.Dozens of clusters linked to foreign worker dorms have been identified thus far, including Singapore’s largest cluster of over 2,500 cases linked to S11 Dormitory@Punggol, followed by Sungei Tengah Lodge, Tuas View Dormitory and Jurong Penjuru Dormitory.

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They are among the 25 dorms that have been gazetted as isolation areas. Some 400,000 foreign workers live in dorms here in Singapore.Some 20,000 infected foreign workers are expected to be discharged by end-May, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong at a press conference last Tuesday.

This story will be updated later.Almost 13,000 discharged in totalWith 838 more cases of COVID-19 infection discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities,  a total of 12,955 cases here have fully recovered from the infection, said the ministry on Friday.

Most of the hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while eight are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.Over 16,000 cases with mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Apart from 23 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications, nine others who tested positive for the virus have died from unrelated causes, including three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and two whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.

“Only cases where the attending doctor or pathologist attributes the primary or underlying cause of death as due to COVID-19 infection will be added to the COVID-19 death count,” said the MOH in previous press releases, adding that the method of assessment is consistent with international practices for classifying deaths.

It had also noted that 86 male foreign workers aged 25 to 59 died due to heart disease in Singapore in 2018.As of 18 May, the ministry has conducted 294,414 swab tests, of which 191,260 were done on unique individuals.This translates to around 51,600 swabs conducted per 1 million total population, and about 33,500 unique individuals swabbed per 1 million total population.

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Singapore reports 642 new COVID-19 cases, taking total past 31,000SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 642 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Saturday (May 23), taking the national total to 31,068. The vast majority of ... It is not under control yet... Yeay!! More success story for the PAPSingapore leadership🥳 amazing how much they F-up but singapore ans still bows to them

642 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, bringing total to 31,068Among these are six Singaporeans and permanent residents, while foreign workers living in dormitories form the bulk of the remaining cases.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Singapore records 642 new Covid-19 cases, taking total to over 31,000SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (May 23) confirmed an additional 642 Covid-19 infections in Singapore, bringing the total number of cases here to 31,068.

Singapore records 642 new Covid-19 cases, taking total to over 31,000SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (May 23) confirmed an additional 642 Covid-19 infections in Singapore, bringing the total number of cases here to 31,068.

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