COVID-19: 9 Community Cases Among 611 New Cases Recorded on 29 May

COVID-19: 9 Community Cases Among 611 New Cases Recorded on 29 May

This brings the total number of cases to 33,860.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 611 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (May 29). 

Out of these, there are nine community cases while the remaining cases come from Work Permit holders living in dormitories.

9 Community Cases

Of the nine community cases, three are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents while four are Work Permit holders, and two are Work Pass holders.

Among the new community cases is a 23-year-old Singaporean who has no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. She is employed as a physiotherapist at Changi General Hospital, but had not gone to work since onset of symptoms on May 28. 

COVID-19: 9 Community Cases Among 611 New Cases Recorded on 29 May

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MOH has also provided a list of public places that confirmed cases in the community had visited for more than 30 minutes.

Two confirmed cases had visited Taman Jurong Shopping Centre’s NTUC Fairprice (339 Yung Sheng Road) on May 20 from 7pm to 10pm, another on May 22 from 830pm to 9pm.

As a precautionary measure, people who had been at these locations during the specified timings should monitor their health closely for 14 days from their date of visit and see a doctor if they develop symptoms, said MOH.

The number of new cases in the community has increased, from an average of five cases per day in the week before to an average of six per day in the past week. This is partly due to the active surveillance and screening of nursing home residents and pre-school staff, which have picked up more cases in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has remained stable at an average of two per day in the past two weeks.

MOH continues to pick up more cases among Work Permit holders residing in dormitories, including in factory-converted dormitories, because of extensive testing in these premises, as part of their process to verify and test the status of all workers.

99 per cent of the new cases are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.

2 New Clusters

MOH added that they have closed the clusters at Keppel Shipyard (51 Pioneer Sector 1) and 2 Tuas Avenue 1 as there have been no more cases linked to them in the past 28 days.

However, there are two new clusters at dormitories located at 35 Kaki Bukit Place and 40 Kaki Bukit Industrial Terrace.

COVID-19: 9 Community Cases Among 611 New Cases Recorded on 29 May

Image source: Tan Tock Seng Hospital / Facebook

Of the 461 cases who are still in the hospital, most are stable and improving. Eight are in critical condition, while 13,745 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

MOH also announced that 1,337 more cases of Covid-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 19,631 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

This brings the total number of cases to 33,860, with 19,631 patients discharged and 23 deaths.

This post was first published on AsiaOne and was republished on theAsianparent with permission.

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COVID-19: 9 Community Cases Among 611 New Cases Recorded on 29 May

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