The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 36 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore as of 12 pm on May 24.
This brings the total number of cases to 61,860.
There are 24 new cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 infection, of whom 22 are linked to previous cases.
Two unlinked cases
Case 63651 is a 31 year-old male India national who works as an engineer at Hiap Seng Engineering Ltd.
He developed body aches on May 17, and sought treatment at a General Practitioner (GP) clinic on May 17 and 18, but was not tested for Covid-19 as he did not report any acute respiratory infection (ARI) symptoms.
On May 19, he developed a runny nose and loss of smell and taste in the evening. He sought treatment at another GP clinic the next day, and was tested for Covid-19.
His test result came back positive for Covid-19 infection on May 23.
His earlier tests from Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) – the last being on May 10 – were all negative for Covid-19 infection. His serology test result is negative.
Case 63660 is a 31 year-old male Singaporean who works as a property agent with ERA Realty Network Pte Ltd.
He developed a cough on May 22, and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on the same day, where he was tested for Covid-19.
His test result came back positive for Covid-19 infection on May 23, and he developed a sore throat on the same day. His serology test result is negative.
22 linked cases
There are 22 new community cases linked to the previous Covid-19 cases.
Of these 22 cases:
- One case is linked to the Changi Prison Complex cluster.
- Six cases are linked to the JEM/Westgate cluster including three Westgate visitors, and a waiter who works at Pizza Hut at Westgate.
- Two cases are linked to the Learning Point cluster — a teacher at Maha Bodhi School and an 8 year-old student at Yu Neng Primary School.
- One case is linked to the Marina Bay Sands Casino dealer cluster.
- Five cases are linked to the McDonald’s delivery riders cluster — three part-timers at Pizza Hut (Punggol Plaza) aged 15, 16 and 18, and two delivery riders at Pizza Hut (Punggol Plaza) and Pizza Hut (Havelock II).
- One case is linked to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Ward 9D cluster.
- One case is linked to the Case 63236 cluster (a 53 year-old male Singaporean who works as a personal chauffeur).
- One case is linked to the Case 63376 cluster (a 46 year-old female Singaporean who is an investment banker at DBS).
- One case is linked to the Case 63515 cluster (a 34 year-old male Singaporean who works as a technician at Singapore Refining Company Pte Ltd).
Other linked cases
The remaining three linked cases are:
- A 54 year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker. She is a family member and close contact of Case 63446 (a 28 year-old male Singaporean who works as an engineer at Patec Ptd Ltd).
- A 30 year-old male Singaporean who is employed by Hong Ye Group Pte Ltd as a cleaning supervisor at Changi Business Park. He had been identified as a workplace contact of Case 63507.
- A 28 year-old female Singaporean who works as an engineer at Takenaka Corporation.
12 imported cases
- Three are Singaporeans and two are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India and the U.S.
- One is a Dependant’s Pass holder who arrived from Russia.
- Two are Work Permit holders who arrived from Indonesia, both of whom are foreign domestic workers.
- Three are Short-Term Visit Pass holders from the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.
- One is a Special Pass holder who is a sea crew. He arrived from Vietnam on a vessel and was tested onboard without disembarking.
22 cases discharged
22 more cases of Covid-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
In all, 61,316 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 244 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and three are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
268 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19.
32 have passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection.
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