Singapore records new single-day increase of 386 cases, reports 9th death

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reached a new single-day high of 386 on Monday, April 13, said Ministry of Health (MOH) in a media statement. 

The previous high of 287 cases was recorded last Thursday, April 9. The increase brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 2,918.

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

Of the new cases, none were imported. 280 patients are linked to known clusters and many of them are work permit holders in dormitories.

Contact tracing is ongoing for 94 cases. Of these, 21 are Singaporeans or permanent residents; five are S-Pass holders; 64 are work permit holders; and the rest are long-term pass holders.

MOH also identified four new clusters of infections. They are: facade installation company CitiWall (34 Kaki Bukit Crescent), ABC Hostel near Rochor (3 Jalan Kubor), Tech Park Crescent dormitory in Tuas (43 Tech Park Crescent) and Kranji Dormitory (17 Kranji Way).

A ninth death from COVID-19 infection was also reported. A 65-year-old Singaporean man (Case 1836) has died from complications due to the disease on April 13 in the afternoon.

He was confirmed to have Covid-19 on April 9. MOH said Khoo Teck Puat Hospital has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them.