942 COVID-19 cases reported on April 18, majority foreign workers living in dormitories

Singapore reported 942 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Saturday, April 18, with majority (893) being Work Permit holders residing in dormitories.

Most of these cases are young, have a mild illness and are being monitored in the community isolation facilities or general ward of our hospitals, Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a press statement.

Photo courtesy: National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID)
Photo courtesy: National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID)

Of the new cases, none were imported. 22 are community transmissions. 

"The number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of 40 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 31 per day in the past week," MOH added.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased slightly, from an average of 19 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 22 per day in the past week. 

Meanwhile, 38 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 740 patients in Singapore have fully recovered from the infection.

Of the 2,563 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. 23 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

11 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

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