The number of Covid-19 infections in Singapore exceeded 5,000

Workers keep a distance when taking food at the Westlite Toh Guan dorm - one of the 2 outbreaks in Singapore. Photo: Reuters.
Workers keep a distance when taking food at the Westlite Toh Guan dorm - one of the 2 outbreaks in Singapore. Photo: Reuters.

623 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Singapore in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected people in the country to 5,050 cases.

According to the Straits Times, on the afternoon of April 17, the Singapore Ministry of Health preliminarily confirmed 623 new cases of Covid-19 within the past 24 hours, with the majority of cases being foreign workers living in two dormitories. amnesty worker.

The ministry also said it would update more information on the same evening.

Thus, the number of Covid-19 infections in Singapore has exceeded 5,000 with 5,050 cases, but the number of virus deaths has not changed, and there have been only 10 cases since the beginning of the epidemic.

It is not clear why the country’s Ministry of Health publishes such data so early, normally the data is published at night. However, there are reports that this is because the number of new infections today hit a record with more than 1,100 cases.

Associate Professor Alex Cook, Deputy Head of Research at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore (NUS), said the number of Covid-19 infections the country has detected in worker dormitories in The last 2 weeks may be widespread, and may reach 10,000 – 20,000 cases by the end of April.

Source: https://behecare.com/

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