COVID-19: 15 new cases in Singapore
SINGAPORE, Sept 27 — Singapore has preliminarily confirmed 15 new cases of COVID-19 infection in the past 24 hours, including five imported cases. In a brief data released here today, the republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said all the imported cases had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore. Based on its investigations, the ministry said there were no cases in the community.
With the latest developments, it brings the total infection tally for the republic to 57,700. The ministry said it was still working through the details of the cases and further updates would be issued tonight.
In the full data released late last night, the ministry revealed that all 20 cases reported yesterday were asymptomatic and were detected from its proactive screening and surveillance.
So far, the MOH has classified 1,041 of the reported cases as imported, 2,245 as community cases and 54,399 involving dorm residents. The ministry said 57,359 cases had fully recovered and discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
A total of 25 confirmed cases remain hospitalised but none are in the intensive care unit.
Meanwhile, 274 patients who have mild symptoms or clinically well but still tested positive for COVID-19 have been isolated and being cared for at community facilities.
To date, 27 people have died from complications due to COVID-19 in the republic with the first death reported on March 21.
No new clusters were identified yesterday.