1,426 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on April 20, most of them in foreign worker dormitories

1,426 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Singapore as of 12 pm on April 20, recording yet another largest single-day increase since the outbreak began. This brings the total number of infections in Singapore to 8,014. 

The large majority of the new cases are amongst Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. 16 cases are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents.

Of the new cases, only 29 are local community transmissions. "The number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of 39 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 29 per day in the past week," Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a press statement.

The majority of the new COVID-19 cases in Singapore are in the foreign worker dormitories. Photo courtesy: Facebook/Lawrence Wong
The majority of the new COVID-19 cases in Singapore are in the foreign worker dormitories. Photo courtesy: Facebook/Lawrence Wong

All work permit holders and S Pass holders in the construction sector are on mandatory SHN (Stay-Home Notice) till May 4. 18 foreign worker dormitories have been named as isolation areas with the number of cases rising in these dorms.

As of April 19, the cluster at S11 Dormitory @ Punggol was the largest, followed by Sungei Tengah Lodge. 

Meanwhile, 33 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 801 have fully recovered from the infection.

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