The number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore has crossed 17,000 as the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 932 fresh positives as of 12 pm on May 1.
The vast majority of the new cases are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories, including in factory-converted ones, because of extensive testing in these premises.
There are 11 cases within the local community, with five being Singaporeans/Permanent Residents.
The number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of 25 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 12 per day in the past week, MOH said. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased, from an average of 16 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 6 per day in the past week.
The national tally stands at 17,101.
MOH added that it has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to SingPost Centre (10 Eunos Road 8) for the past two incubation periods (28 days), the cluster has now been closed.