Nine new COVID cases push Singapore’s tally to 62,553

Singapore today recorded nine fresh coronavirus cases, taking the country's tally to 62,553, the health ministry said.

As of yesterday noon, 148 patients remained hospitalised
As of yesterday noon, 148 patients remained hospitalised. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@italiasingapore

Out of the nine infections, four are in the community and five are imported. All the four community infections have been linked to previous cases and quarantined.

Of the five imported cases, two are are returnees or permanent residents. All have already been placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival in the country.

No new cases were reported in migrant workers' dormitories.

As of yesterday noon, 148 patients remained hospitalised, including four in critical condition in the intensive care unit, while 165 were recuperating in community facilities, said the ministry.

Singapore reported 36 deaths from COVID-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes.

The latest death is an 84-year-old woman who died of COVID-19 complications on Saturday. She was unvaccinated and had a history of cancer, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, the ministry added.