Singapore’s tally of COVID-19 cases crosses the 11,000-mark with the Ministry of Health (MOH) announcing 1,037 new infections as of 12 pm on April 23.
This is the fourth consecutive day that the nation has reported a daily tally of over 1000 cases with the total number now at 11,178.
The majority of the new infections are work permit holders living in foreign worker dormitories with 21 of the new cases being Singaporeans/permanent residents.
There were zero imported cases, and 22 community ones. The number of new cases in the community has decreased – from an average of 34 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 25 per day in the past week, MOH said.
Meanwhile, the number of unlinked cases in the community also decreased slightly, from an average of 20 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 18 per day in the past week.
Singapore also announced its twelfth death from COVID-19 on Wednesday - Case 1071 who was an 84-year-old Singaporean woman.
The number of coronavirus cases in foreign worker dormitories has seen an increase with more aggressive testing being conducted by the government. 21 foreign worker dormitories have been gazetted as isolation areas.
Singapore has also extended its circuit breaker measures till June 1.