The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced 897 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on April 24. This takes the country’s total to 12,075 infections.
Yet again, the majority of the new cases are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. There were no imported cases.
Thirteen of the new cases are Singaporeans or permanent residents, said the MOH in a statement.
Four more foreign worker dormitories have been gazetted as isolation areas. Tuas South Dormitory, Jurong Penjuru Dormitory 2, CDPL Tuas Dormitory and 21B Senoko Loop were declared as isolation areas under the Infectious Diseases Act, announced MOH on Thursday. This brings the total number of dormitories gazetted as isolation areas to 25.
There were 25 new cases reported in the locxal community. MOH noted that the number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of 31 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 25 per day in the past week.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased, from an average of 20 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 17 per day in the past week.
Singapore has seen 12 COVID-19 related deaths. The MOH also announced the death of a 46-year-old Indian national who was found motionless in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital on Thursday morning. He was reportedly diagnosed with COVID-19 on April 19. MOH has said that police investigations into his death are ongoing.