614 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on May 22 as total infections cross 30,000

Singapore’s tally of COVID-19 infections crossed the 30,000-mark with the Ministry of Health reporting 614 new cases as of 12 pm on May 22. The total number of cases in the country is 30,426. 

Photo courtesy: Facebook/Lawrence Wong
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Lawrence Wong

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

MOH said the number of new cases in the community has increased – from an average of 5 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 7 per day in the past week. This is partly due to our active surveillance and screening of nursing home residents and pre-school staff, which have picked up more cases in the past week.  

Meanwhile, 838 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 12,955 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged. 

Singapore is due to start lifting its circuit breaker measures after June 1 in three phases.