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Singapore reports 347 new COVID-19 cases

Xinhua
15 Jul 2020, 02:18 GMT+10

SINGAPORE, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 347 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 46,629.

Of the new cases, two are imported cases, seven 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.

"We have to date tested and cleared more than 215,000 workers (or two-thirds of those living in dormitories). Work is ongoing to prepare these dormitories to be declared cleared, and for workers to resume work," MOH said.

A 62 year-old male Singaporean citizen passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, 196 more cases of COVID-19 infection were discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 42,737 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities, the ministry said.

There are currently 161 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, 3,704 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 the country.

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