Covid-19: 2 new clusters in S'pore on May 23, 2020, with 2 pre-school staff members among the 11 community cases

Two more clusters have also been closed at 98 Tuas South Avenue 3 and 234A Balestier Road.

Melanie Lim | May 23, 2020, 10:40 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 642 new cases of Covid-19 infection at 12pm on Saturday, May 23, with 927 more cases discharged.

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 31,068.

New cases

Here is a breakdown of the new cases:

  • Imported cases: 0
  • Cases in the community: 11 (6 Singaporeans/Permanent Residents (PRs), 3 Work Pass Holders, 2 Work Permit holders)
  • Work Permit holders (residing in dormitories): 631

Two of the new cases are pre-school staff members.

The first case went to work at PCF Sparkletots at Gambas, while the second case went to work at Shaws preschool at Lorong Chuan.

927 cases discharged, eight cases remain in ICU

A total of 927 cases have been discharged, bringing the total number of discharged cases to 13,882.

Eight cases remain in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

A total of 711 confirmed cases remain in hospitals, while 16,452 are isolated and cared for at various community facilities.

23 have passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection.

MOH has uncovered links for six previously unlinked cases in the past week (May 16 to May 22).

Two new clusters

Additionally, five of the earlier confirmed cases have now been linked to form a new cluster at 28 Kian Teck Road.

15 of the earlier confirmed cases have also been linked to form a new cluster 121 Tuas View Walk 1.

Two clusters closed

Two clusters were closed after no new Covid-19 infections were reported for the past two incubation periods (28 days).

These are:

  1. Tuas South Incineration Plant (98 Tuas South Avenue 3)
  2. 234A Balestier Road

Top image via National University of Singapore on Facebook