Latest update: Singapore reported 753 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday (May 9), taking the country’s total cases to 22,460.
Most cases are work permit holders
Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a total of 739 of the new cases are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.
Today, 11 new cases were found in the community, 6 are Singaporeans while three are permanent residents. In addition, 2 cases are work pass holders.
“The number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of 12 cases per day in the week before to an average of 10 per day in the past week. Also, the number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased, from an average of 5 cases per day in the week before to an average of four per day in the past week,” the ministry said.
In Singapore, a total of 19,020 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 people have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.
328 COVID-19 patients discharged in Singapore on May 8th
On May 8th, MOH recorded its highest number of recovered COVID-19 cases in a single day in Singapore, with 328 patients discharged from hospitals and community care facilities.
After a drop in COVID-19 cases in the local community, this country eased some restrictions from May 5, including allowing residents to exercise in the common areas of strata-titled residential buildings such as private condominiums.
In addition, Traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture was also allowed to resume for pain management.
Some businesses were also allowed to resume operations from May 12, including hairdressers and home-based food businesses, with a gradual resumption of selected activities and services over a few weeks.
“We are making progress because of the circuit breaker and we should continue to do our part to comply with the measures for the rest of the circuit breaker period. We should remain vigilant and not take any chances,” said Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong.