COVID-19 cases in Singapore cross 32,000 with 383 new infections on May 26

Singapore’s COVID-19 case count crossed the 32,000-mark with the Ministry of Health reporting 383 fresh infections as of 12 pm on May 26. The nationwide total stands at 32,343. 

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

The lower numbers are partly due to fewer tests being conducted, said MOH in a press release. This is the second consecutive day where fewer tests have been conducted.

Of the new cases, the vast majority are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories and just one is a Singaporean/ Permanent Resident. 99 per cent are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing. 

Meanwhile, 706 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

There are currently 585 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 8 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

15,291 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.