24 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

This takes Singapore's total to 60,519.
This takes Singapore's total to 60,519.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE -There were 24 new Covid-19 cases confirmed at noon on Tuesday (April 6), taking Singapore's total to 60,519.

They were all imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

There were no community cases and none from migrant workers' dormitories.

In an update on Tuesday night, MOH said that among the new cases, five are permanent residents who returned from India and Malaysia.

One is a dependant's pass holder who arrived from Ukraine, while another is a long-term visit pass holder who arrived from the Philippines.

Another two are student's pass holders who arrived from India.

Meanwhile, 13 arrived here for work. Of them, one is a work pass holder who arrived from Bangladesh, while 12 are work permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India and Malaysia.

MOH said one of the work permit holders is a foreign domestic worker.

The last two imported patients are short-term visit pass holders who arrived from India.

One came to visit family members who are permanent residents, while another came for a work project in Singapore.

MOH added that the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at an average of two cases per week in the past fortnight.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at two cases per week in the same period.

With 25 cases discharged on Tuesday, 60,224 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 48 patients remain in hospital, including one in the intensive care unit, while 202 are recuperating in community facilities.

Singapore has had 30 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 131 million people. More than 2.8 million people have died.