Singapore confirms 344 new COVID-19 cases on May 25, lower number due to less tests conducted

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 344 new cases of COVID-19 infection as of 12pm on May 25, bringing the total to 31,960. 

The lower number of cases today is partly due to fewer tests being conducted, MOH said in a press statement. 

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

Majority of the cases continue to be Work Permit holders residing in dormitories because of extensive testing in these premises. Of these, 99 per cent are linked to known clusters. 

There are six cases recorded in the local community, with four being Singaporeans/Permanent Residents. 

The number of new cases in the community has increased – from an average of four cases per day in the week before, to an average of seven per day in the past week. This is partly due to our active surveillance and screening of nursing home residents and pre-school staff, which have picked up more cases in the past week, MOH said. 

Meanwhile, 862 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.