47 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including Indian public healthcare employee

Changi General Hospital. Photo courtesy: I Sengkang on Wikimedia
Changi General Hospital. Photo courtesy: I Sengkang on Wikimedia

The Ministry of Health announced 47 new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore as of March 31, taking the total number of infections to 926. 

Of the new cases, 16 are imported with travel history to Australia, Europe, ASEAN and other parts of Asia. Eight of these had travelled to the United Kingdom with others travelling to Canada, Denmark and Indonesia. One long-term pass holder had travelled to Malaysia. 

Of the 31 local cases, 13 cases are linked to previous cases or clusters and 18 are unlinked with contact tracing underway, said an MOH statement. 

All but one of the new cases are Singaporeans or permanent residents. 

MOH also said that four of the newly confirmed cases (Cases 922, 924, 925 and 926) are linked to a previous case (Case 875), forming a new cluster at Westlite Toh Guan dormitory (18 Toh Guan Road East).

Additionally, a 22 year-old male Indian national, who is a Long Term Pass holder with no recent travel history, has tested positive after reporting symptoms on March 29. He is employed as a housekeeper at Changi General Hospital (CGH) and is currently in an isolation room there.

The MOH also announced the recovery of 12 more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of those discharged to 240.

Of the 423 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. 22 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.