25 new infections in Singapore, all imported
There were 25 new coronavirus cases confirmed as at noon yesterday, all of them imported.
The imported cases had been placed on stay-home notice on arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health.
There were no new cases in the community for the fifth successive day, and none from workers' dormitories.
Yesterday's new cases take Singapore's total to 59,391.
Four of the 25 imported cases are Singapore permanent residents who returned from India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). There was also one dependant's pass holder who returned from India.
Another two cases confirmed yesterday were work pass holders who arrived from India and the UAE.
The remaining 18 cases were work permit holders who arrived from India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Sixteen of the 18 work permit holders are foreign domestic workers.
The number of new cases in the community decreased to five in the past week from 18 cases in the week before.
The number of unlinked cases in the community fell to one case from six cases over the same time period.
With 18 cases discharged yesterday, 59,089 patients have fully recovered from the disease.
A total of 38 patients remain in hospital, while 220 are recuperating in community facilities. None is in intensive care.
Singapore has had 29 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes.
Globally, the virus outbreak, which began in December 2019, has infected more than 100 million people. More than 2.1 million people have died.
25 New cases
0 New cases in community
25 Imported cases
59,391 Total cases
18 Discharged yesterday
38 In hospital
59,089 Total recovered