Singapore reports 399 news COVID-19 cases

Singapore reported 399 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, a large majority of them from the dormitories of foreign workers, which have emerged as the main virus hotspots in the country.

With no deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus death toll in the island nation remained at 27 with 48,434 confirmed cases.

In its daily update, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said 390 of the new cases were foreign workers from the dormitories and nine cases were from the community -- one Singapore citizen and eight foreigners on work passes living outside the dormitories.

In addition, there were three imported cases who had been isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

“The high number of cases today is mainly due to a batch of test results from the previous day,” the MOH said.

Currently, there are 183 patients hospitalised while 3,454 are isolated and cared for at community facilities for mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still tested positive for COVID-19.

In all, 44,371 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities, including 285 patients who were discharged on Monday.

As of Monday, about 247,000 foreign workers have either recovered, or have been tested to be free of the virus, according to the ministry.

Meanwhile, another 69 dormitories housing foreign workers have been cleared of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
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