Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) today confirmed 30 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country's total case count to 61,970.
An official release stated that 15 are local cases in the community; 11 are linked to previous cases, among whom eight have already been placed on quarantine. Fifteen remaining cases are imported, including eight returning Singaporeans or permanent residents.
Today marks the 33rd consecutive day with local cases reported.
Yesterday, the MOH announced that from 11.59pm on May 29, Singaporeans, PRs, and long-term pass holders entering or transiting through Singapore, except for those who have stayed in lower-risk countries or regions throughout the last 21 days before departure for Singapore, will need to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure for Singapore.
They also might be subjected to an on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test, a seven-day stay-home notice at their place of residence, and a COVID-19 PCR test before the end of the notice period.
With 12 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities yesterday, 61,372 cases – or 99.1 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.
Most of the 245 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while two of them are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
A total of 291 patients – with mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive – are isolated and cared for at community facilities.
Apart from the 32 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications, 15 others who tested positive for the virus were determined to have died from unrelated causes, including three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and another four, whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.