9,878 confirmed Covid-19 cases in community facilities in S'pore

Another 1,229 cases are in hospitals.

Belmont Lay| April 25, 12:13 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that there are 897 new cases of Covid-19 infection on Friday, April 24, 2020.

This brought the total to 12,075.

Foreign workers residing in dormitories made up the largest number of daily cases -- 853 out of 897 -- as a result of extensive testing.

Friday marked the first time in five days that the daily total reported in a day was below 1,000 cases.

This partial good news was accompanied with the update that 38 more cases have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

In all, 956 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

However, 1,229 confirmed cases are still in hospital, with most stable or improving.

A total of 24 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

In total, there are 9,878 cases are isolated and cared for in community facilities.

These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19.

This brings the total number in hospitals and community facilities up to 11,107.

As an indication of the jump in cases in Singapore, it was reported previously on Monday, April 20 that there were 7,225 cases in total still in hospital or community facilities.

So far, 12 have passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection.

The cause of death for Case 8190 was multiple injuries consistent with those resulting from a fall from height, and was not due to complications from Covid-19 infection.

Top photo via Ng Eng Hen