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486 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on May 11; number lower due to fewer tests at a laboratory, says MOH

There are 486 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Singapore as of 12 pm on May 11, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). This figure is substantially lower in number than what Singapore has been reporting for many weeks now, primarily due to issues with testing at one particular laboratory. 

“The lower number of cases today is partly due to fewer tests being processed at a testing laboratory as it is recalibrating its apparatus for one of the test kits,” said MOH in a press release. 

33 cases tested at this laboratory proved to be false positives upon retesting at the National Public Health Laboratory. 

Photo courtesy: Facebook/Singapore Ministry of Health
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Singapore Ministry of Health

The national tally of COVID-19 infections in the country stands at 23,822 as of May 11. 

The vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories and two cases are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents.

The number of new cases in the community has continued to decrease, from an average of 9 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 8 per day in the past week. 

Meanwhile, 504 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. 

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