SINGAPORE, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 18 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 61,286.
Of the new cases, 16 are imported cases and two are community cases.
One local case is an 88 year-old male Singaporean who is a cleaner at Changi Airport Terminal 3. The other is a 22 year-old male Singapore permanent resident who is a full-time National Serviceman with the Singapore Armed Forces. He is a household contact of a previously confirmed case.
On Thursday, 29 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 60,873 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities, the ministry said.
There are currently 120 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and one is in the intensive care unit.
Furthermore, 262 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 31 people have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.