Singapore Covid-19 cases surpass 800; Malaysians among infected

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 70 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday – its highest single-day tally – with four cases involving Malaysians who are Singapore Work Pass holders.

The new cases bring the total number of infections in the republic to 802, Bernama reported.

The city-state’s Ministry of Health said of the 70 new infections, 41 are imported while 29 are local cases with no recent overseas travel history.

Two of the imported cases are Malaysian men, aged 28 and 47, who are currently warded at the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), respectively.

Two other Malaysians – a 36-year old female and a 26-year old male – are part of the 29 new local cases.

The female patient, who is not linked to any previous case, is warded at the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital; while the man, who is linked to the SingPost Centre cluster, is warded at the NCID.

According to the ministry, 15 more cases were discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Saturday, raising the tally of fully-recovered cases to 198.

Out of 420 cases still in hospital, 19 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

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