New high of 1,164 Covid-19 patients discharged in Singapore, 1 new cluster

Some 750 migrant workers linked to dorms are among the new cases reported on Thursday. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Another daily high of 1,164 cases were discharged on Thursday (May 14), even as 752 new Covid-19 cases were identified.

This is the third time this week that the number of cases discharged has exceeded new patients.

The new cases are made up of one Singaporean, one permanent resident, and 750 migrant workers linked to dorms.

This takes the total count in Singapore to 26,098.

With the number of people discharged today, some 5,964 people, or about 23 per cent of the total, have now fully recovered from the disease since the first case was reported here on Jan 23.

Twenty are in critical condition in the intensive care unit, 1,072 patients are still in hospital, and the majority - 19,032 - are in community facilities and have only mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19.

The ministry also announced a new cluster at 2 Perumal Road, which has 11 cases.

The average numbers for new daily cases outside dormitories have decreased.

For Singaporeans, PRs and long-term pass holders, this has gone down from eight two weeks ago to five in the past week.

For work permit holders staying outside dormitories, it has decreased from six two weeks ago to three over the same period.

There are also fewer unlinked cases among Singaporeans, PRs and long-term pass holders, dipping from an average of three per day two weeks ago to two per day in the last week.

Among the new cases, only one per cent was unlinked.

In Singapore, 21 people have died from complications due to Covid-19, while nine others who tested positive for the virus have died from other causes.

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Globally, the outbreak, which began in December last year, has infected more than 4.4 million people. Some 298,000 have died.

The United States remains the country worst hit, with more than 1.4 million cases and 85,000 deaths from Covid-19 as of Thursday.

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