Singapore reports 277 new COVID-19 cases, 49,375 in total


SINGAPORE, July 24 (Xinhua) — Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 277 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 49,375.

Of the new cases, two are imported cases, three are community cases and the rest are linked with the dormitories of foreign workers.

Of the new cases, 99 percent are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.

On Friday, 157 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 45,172 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities, the ministry said.

There are currently 157 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Furthermore, 4,019 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.

Altogether 27 people have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection in Singapore. Enditem


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