11 Malaysians among 623 new Singapore Covid-19 cases

SINGAPORE: Eleven Malaysians are among 623 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Singapore on Friday.

According to Singapore’s Ministry of Health, one of the 11 cases is a 50-year-old Singapore Work Permit Holder linked to the largest cluster in the republic – the foreign employee dormitory of S11@Punggol.

He is the second Malaysian linked to the dorm outbreak, which has recorded 1,123 positive cases to date.

Earlier in the week, three Malaysians joined seven counterparts previously linked to another cluster at a hostel at Jalan Kubor.

The latest Malaysian cases also include a female worker in the public healthcare sector; a 34-year-old nurse at the Bright Vision Hospital; and a 58-year-old man linked to Case 3306, a 21-year-old Malaysian.

Five other Malaysians are still classified as local unlinked cases.

According to the daily data, the 11 new cases bring the tally of infected Malaysians in the city state to 80, with the first case announced on Feb 17.

Of the total, 15 have fully recovered.

Ten Malaysians are linked to another six clusters that include two dorms at Tech Park Crescent and Tampines, as well as Mustafa Centre, SingPost, SAFRA Jurong, Project Glory and a fast food outlet.

On Friday, Singapore reported its 11th death due to Covid-19 – a 95-year-old male Singaporean. The senior citizen was confirmed positive for the infection on April 13, and died at the Raffles Hospital.

The republic also recorded 558 new cases linked to foreign worker dormitories – the Tuas South Dormitory, the Avery Lodge Dormitory, the Jurong Penjuru Dormitory, and a dormitory at 4, Sungei Kadut, Street 2.

Singapore has gazetted 12 out of 20 affected dorms as isolation areas.

To date, the republic has recorded 5,050 positive cases – 3,267 of which are dorm residents. Most of the cases are from Bangladesh, India, China and Myanmar. – BERNAMA

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