596 new Covid-19 cases on April 19, 2020. 5 new clusters.

New update.

Nyi Nyi Thet | April 19, 2020, 11:02 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that there are 596 new cases of Covid-19 infection on Sunday, April 19, 2020.

This brings Singapore's total number of cases to 6,588.

The vast majority of whom are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

There are 25 Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents among the cases today. There are also five work pass holders who are not in dormitories.

Of the new cases, 68 per cent are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.

There are no imported cases today.

In the past week (April 12 to April 18), MOH has uncovered links for 528 previously unlinked cases.

The five new clusters are Woodlands Lodge 1, Changi Lodge 2, 51 Paya Ubi Industrial Park, 17 Jalan Besut, and the Sembawang Shipyard.

Majority of cases are foreign workers

The vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

26 more cases have been discharged from the hospitals today.

Of the 2,921 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. 22 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 2,888 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

11 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

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