Covid-19: 642 new cases in S’pore on May 23, 2020, 6 are S'porean or PR

The total number of cases in Singapore is now 31,068.

Melanie Lim| May 23, 03:07 PM

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

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

The majority of the reported infections continue to be work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

Six cases are either Singaporeans or Permanent Residents.

Further updates will be shared in a separate announcement from the Ministry this evening.

Previous cases

Here are the number of new cases reported per day so far in May:

May 1: 932

May 2: 447

May 3: 657

May 4: 573

May 5: 632

May 6: 788

May 7: 741

May 8: 768

May 9: 753

May 10: 876

May 11: 486

May 12: 884

May 13: 675

May 14: 752

May 15: 793

May 16: 465

May 17: 682

May 18: 305

May 19: 451

May 20: 570

May 21: 448

May 22: 614

1 billion Covid-19 vaccines could be distributed from Sep. 2020 if clinical trials succeed

On May 19, the Covid-19 Multi-Ministry Taskforce in Singapore announced that Singapore would gradually re-open in three phases after the Circuit Breaker ends on June 1.

Phase 1 is expected to last minimally four weeks, or possibly longer.

Phase 2 is expected to take months, while there is no time limit at Phase 3.

Singapore shall also remain in Phase 3 until an effective vaccine or treatment for Covid-19 is developed.

Top image via Tan Tock Seng Hospital on Facebook