Singapore reports a record 233 new cases on April 12, with 7 new clusters found

Singapore confirmed 233 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Sunday, April 12, the highest number of one-day increase recorded since the beginning of the outbreak. 

There were no imported cases for the third consecutive day, Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement. 

Photo courtesy: Twitter/sporeMOH
Photo courtesy: Twitter/sporeMOH

Of the new cases, 51 are linked to known clusters, and 15 to other cases.

167 cases are pending contact tracing; of which 16 are Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents and 10 are Work Pass or Long Term Pass holders residing in our community. The remaining 141 are Work Permit holders, mostly residing in dormitories, work sites and other living quarters.

MOH also identified seven new clusters. Four of them are foreign worker domitories: Acacia Lodge (530-540 Bukit Batok Street 23), Tuas View Dormitory (70 Tuas South Avenue 1), 36 Woodlands Industrial Park E1 and 85 Kallang Dormitory (85 Kallang Avenue). One is a construction site: Kenyon/ UBS construction site (9 Penang Road). 

The remaining two are food and beverage locations: Black Tap (10 Bayfront Avenue), as well as McDonald's outlets at Forum Galleria, Lido and Parklane. 

32 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on April 13. In all, 560 have fully recovered from the infection.