Covid-19: Rise in infected Work Permit holders who are not residing in dormitories in past week

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Zhangxin Zheng| April 25, 12:25 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has shared more details about the 897 new cases announced earlier today (April 24).

Of these, 853 new cases are Work Permit holders who reside in dormitories.

MOH has attributed the increase in cases to "extensive testing".

Most of these patients have mild symptoms, and are being monitored at community isolation facilities.

There are no imported cases.

Half of community cases are Work Pass holders

Another 25 cases were reported outside of dormitories.

This includes 13 Singaporeans/Permanent Residents and 12 Work Pass holders.

Almost half of the new cases in the community are Work Passes holders.

Increase in average number of infected Work Permit holders who do not stay in dormitories

In the press release, MOH said that more Work Permit holders who are not residing in the dormitories have been tested positive with Covid-19.

In the past week, there was an average of 28 new cases reported each day.

This is notably higher than the average of 19 cases reported per day in the week before.

New cases in the community decrease

However, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from an average of 31 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 25 per day in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased, from an average of 20 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 17 per day in the past week. 

These cases are Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and pass holders.

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