49 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore; 3 new clusters identified, including at Mustafa Centre

A new COVID-19 cluster has been identified at Mustafa Centre. Photo courtesy: ProjectManhattan on Wikimedia
A new COVID-19 cluster has been identified at Mustafa Centre. Photo courtesy: ProjectManhattan on Wikimedia

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 49 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on April 2, with the total number of infections now standing at 1049. 

The MOH has identified three new clusters of infection: Mustafa Centre (145 Syed Alwi Road), a construction site at Maxwell MRT station (50 Neil Road) and Keppel Shipyard (51 Pioneer Sector 1). 

Of the 49 new cases, 8 are imported and 41 are local cases who have no recent travel history abroad. The 8 imported cases had travel history to Europe, North America, ASEAN and other parts of Asia.

Of the local cases, 26 are linked to previous cases or clusters and 15 are currently unlinked with contact tracing underway. 

The MOH also said that two of the new cases are employees belonging to the public healthcare sector: 

  1. A 26 year-old female Singapore Citizen who had been in India from March 2 to 18. She reported the onset of symptoms on March 20, and subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on April 1. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). She is employed as a healthcare attendant at the Institute of Mental Health but had not gone to work since the onset of symptoms.
  2. A 26 year-old male Bangladeshi national who is a Long Term Pass holder with no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. He reported onset of symptoms on March 28. He is currently warded in an isolation room at Sengkang General Hospital (SKH). He is employed as a contractor working on the installation of toilet facilities at SKH. Prior to hospital admission, he had gone to work but had not interacted with patients.

The MOH also announced the discharged of 21 more cases. In all, 266 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

Of the 464 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. 23 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 

315 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and cared for at Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital and the Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC. Four have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

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