Singapore’s tally of COVID-19 infections rose to 20,939 with the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirming 741 new cases as of 12 pm on May 7.
The vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.
MOH added in its press statement that of the new cases, 87 per cent are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing. Five are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents.
MOH has also closed an existing cluster at Black Tap (10 Bayfront Avenue), as there have been no more cases linked to the place for the past two incubation periods (28 days).
Two additional deaths reported on May 6
Singapore reported 2 additional deaths from COVID-19 on May 6, taking the total death toll from the virus in the country to 20. Both the deceased were senior citizens with a history of illnesses.
One was a 97-year-old Singaporean woman, identified as Case 1,414, who died on Tuesday night. She was confirmed to be infected on April 7 and was linked to the cluster at Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home.
She had a history of hypertension.
The second, Case 1,528, was a 73-year-old Singaporean man who died on Wednesday. He was confirmed to have the virus on April 7 and was linked to the cluster at Mustafa Centre.
He had a history of hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and diabetes mellitus.