⅔ of total Covid-19 cases in S'pore discharged from hospitals & isolation facilities

Flattening the curve?

Mandy How | June 02, 2020, 10:54 PM

A total of 544 new Covid-19 cases were announced by the Ministry of Health on June 2, bringing the total number of cases in Singapore to 35,836.

Of these, four are cases in the community — one Singaporean, two Work Pass holders, and one Work Permit holder.

A total of 709 patients were also discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on the same day.

In all, 23,175 cases have fully recovered from the infection.

This means that 64.5 per cent, or about two-thirds of the patients in Singapore have since been discharged.

For some context, the proportion of discharged patients stood at 52 per cent six days ago, on May 28.

Previously in May, there were also days where the number of discharged patients in a single day exceeded that of new cases.

Of the current patients:

  • 331 cases are in the hospital.
  • Six are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
  • 12,306 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

A total of 24 have passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection.

Not letting our guard down

This, however, does not mean that Singaporeans should be letting their guard down.

Earlier on, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong cautioned that as circuit breaker measures are rolled back, there is a possibility that there might be an increase in Covid-19 cases in the community.

This could be due to hidden cases in the community, or cross infections spilled over from existing non-clusters.

The phased reopening of our economy will allow better control over the situation, Wong explained in a separate Facebook post.

Photo via JurongHealth Campus/Facebook