Singapore hits 1000 COVID-19 cases; two new clusters identified, including old age home

Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home has been identified as a new COVID-19 cluster. Photo courtesy:
Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home has been identified as a new COVID-19 cluster. Photo courtesy:

The number of COVID-19 cases touched 1000 in Singapore as the Ministry of Health announced two new clusters of infection. 

MOH confirmed 74 new cases on April 1, out of which 20 are imported and 54 are local cases with no travel history abroad.

The 20 imported cases had travel history to Australia, Europe, South America, Africa, ASEAN and other parts of Asia. Of the local cases, 29 are linked to previous cases or clusters while 25 are currently unlinked with contact tracing underway. 

MOH has identified two new clusters - Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home (1 Thomson Lane) and a dormitory located at 55 Sungei Kadut Loop.

The Ministry also announced three new cases from the public healthcare sector - a 29 year-old female Singapore Citizen who is a clinical research coordinator at Singapore General Hospital (SGH); a 37 year-old female Singapore Citizen who had been in the UAE from 14 March to 20 March 2020 and is a nurse at SGH and; a 26 year-old female Singapore Citizen who is a doctor at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital but had not been to work since March 31. 

Additionally, five more patients have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities, bringing the total number of recovered to 245. 

Of the 457 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. 24 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 

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