The COVID-19 caseload in Singapore mounted to 62,493 today as 23 more people tested positive for the disease, health officials said.
According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), out of the 23 fresh COVID infections, 14 are in the community and nine are imported. The 14 community cases include two unlinked cases, while the remaining 12 are linked to existing cases.
Of the 12 cases, 11 were already quarantined, while one was detected through surveillance. The Ministry further said that four of the nine imported cases are either returnees or permanent residents. All were placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival in the country.
However, no new cases were reported in migrant worker dormitories.
Yesterday, 141 patients were hospitalised, including five in critical condition in the intensive care unit, while 181 were recuperating in community facilities.
In Singapore, 35 people have died from COVID-19 complications, while 15 who had tested positive died of other causes.