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06 May 2020

6th May 2020

         As of 6 May 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 788 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore. The breakdown is as follows: 

a) Imported cases: 0

There are no imported cases today. 

b) Cases in the community: 13 (11 Singaporeans/Permanent Residents, 2 Work Passes)

The number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of 16 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 10 per day in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased, from an average of 9 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 4 per day in the past week. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme.

c) Work Permit holders (residing outside dormitories): 16

The number of new cases amongst Work Permit holders residing outside dormitories has decreased slightly, from an average of 16 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 15 per day in the past week. 

d) Work Permit holders (residing in dormitories): 759

We continue to pick up many more cases amongst Work Permit holders residing in dormitories, including in factory-converted dormitories, because of extensive testing in these premises. 

2.   Details of these trends can be found in MOH’s daily situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report). Please refer to Annex A for the summary of the confirmed cases. 

3.      Of the new cases, 93% are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing. 

4.       MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to Wilby Residences (25 Wilby Road) for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed.

Links between previous cases found

5.       In the past week (29 April to 5 May), MOH has uncovered links for 503 previously unlinked cases. 

6.     Further epidemiological investigations and contact tracing have uncovered links between previously announced and new cases. Please refer to Annex B and Annex C for details.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

7.      115 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 1,634 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

8.        There are currently 1,462 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 23 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 17,082 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. 20 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. 

9.    Case 1414, a 97 year-old female Singapore Citizen, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 5 May 2020 night. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 7 April, and had a history of hypertension. The National Centre for Infectious Diseases has reached out to her family and is extending assistance to them.

10.   Case 1528, a 73 year-old male Singapore Citizen, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 6 May 2020. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 7 April, and had a history of hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and diabetes mellitus. Singapore General Hospital has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
6 MAY 2020




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