Singapore reports 248 new cases of coronavirus: Health ministry

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Singapore reports 248 new cases of coronavirus: Health ministry

Thursday, 16 July 2020 | PTI | Singapore

Singapore reports 248 new cases of coronavirus: Health ministry

Singapore has reported 248 new cases of coronavirus, majority among the foreign workers living in dormitories, taking the total tally of infections in the country to 47,126 cases, the health ministry said on Thursday.

In its daily bulletin, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said, the latest cases include 237 foreign workers living in dormitories and 11 in the community, two of whom were foreigners on dependant passes and two Singaporeans (citizens) or permanent residents (foreigners).

Singapore has reported 248 new cases of coronavirus. The average number of daily cases in the community has decreased from 14 cases two weeks ago to 13 in the past week, the health ministry said in a statement.

A total of 159 patients are hospitalised while 3,704 are recuperating in the community facilities.

To date, 42,974 patients have fully recovered from the disease including 251 cases discharged from hospitals on Wednesday, the statement said.

Meanwhile, Singapore has conducted 177,000 COVID-19 tests per million population, The Straits Times reported on Wednesday.

Singapore is ramping up its COVID-19 testing capacity, aiming to be able to conduct 40,000 tests a day in the later part of the year, the health ministry said.
 

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