52 new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore, 28 imported and 24 local

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The Ministry of Health announced 52 new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore on March 26, bringing the total number of infections to 683. Out of these 28 are imported cases while 24 are local. 

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The MOH also said that twelve more cases of the COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospital. In all, 172 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospital.

The 28 new imported cases have a travel history to Europe, North America, Middle East, ASEAN and other parts of Asia. All except two are returning residents and Long Term Pass holders.

Of the local cases, 10 are linked to clusters or previous cases while 14 are currently unlinked with contact tracing ongoing.

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MOH said two of the new cases were linked to the cluster at PCF Sparkletots pre-school in Fengshan. This cluster is now linked to 20 cases, of which 15 are staff members at the pre-school while five others are family members of case 601.

Another case has been linked to Dover Court International School with this cluster accounting for four cases – all staff members at the school. 

Of the 404 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. 18 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 

87 cases who are clinically well, but still tested positive for COVID-19 have been transferred to Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital and the Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC for isolation and care.