SINGAPORE, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 614 new COVID-19 cases as of Friday noon, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 30,426.
Of the newly confirmed cases, four were cases in the community, and 610 were work permit holders residing in dormitories. There were no imported cases.
Of the new cases, 99 percent were linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing, the ministry said.
During the past day, 838 patients of COVID-19 infection had been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 12,955 had fully recovered from the infection and had been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities, the ministry said.
There are currently 798 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and eight are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. In addition, 16,650 others 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.
The number of cases that had passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection in the city state was 23.