788 new infections on May 6 take Singapore’s COVID-19 cases past 20,000

 Singapore’s tally of COVID-19 cases went past the 20,000-mark with the Ministry of Health confirming 788 new infections as of 12 pm on May 6. The country's total cases stand at 20,198.

The majority of the new cases are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories, where extensive testing are being conducted. 

There were 13 cases in the community, with 11 being Singapore citizens or permanent residents. MOH said in its statement that the number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of 16 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 10 per day in the past week. 

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

Two more deaths from complications due to COVID-19 infection were also reported.

Cases 1414, a 97 year-old female Singapore Citizen with a history of hypertension, passed away on the night of May 5. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on April 7.

Case 1528, a 73 year-old male Singapore Citizen, passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on May 6. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on April 7, and had a history of hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and diabetes mellitus.

Singapore is now over four weeks into its circuit breaker measures, which have been extended till June 1.