Singapore reports 24th COVID-19 death; no new cases in the community

Singapore reports 24th COVID-19 death; no new cases in the community

SuperStar Gemini cruise ship recovered COVID-19 foreign workers (15)
Hundreds of migrant workers who have recovered from COVID-19 in Singapore are being housed on the SuperStar Gemini cruise ship. (Photo: Gaya Chandramohan)

SINGAPORE: A 51-year-old migrant worker from China has died from complications due to COVID-19, becoming Singapore's 24th fatality from the disease.

The man, Case 17329, is the youngest so far to die from the novel coronavirus here. He tested positive for the virus on May 1. 

He had been diagnosed with lymphoma complicated by multi-organ failure when he was in the intensive care unit in end-April, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (Jun 1).

"Despite being treated for lymphoma, his condition had deteriorated and he subsequently passed on," said MOH. "The National University Hospital has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them."

According to the Ministry of Manpower, the man started working in Singapore in 2001. He was a foreman under his current employer for close to a year.

Singapore reported 408 new COVID-19 infections as of noon on Monday, with no new cases in the community.

It is the first time in more than three months that no new community case has been reported in MOH's daily updates.

All of Monday's cases are work pass holders residing in foreign worker dormitories, and the new cases are linked to known clusters.

Singapore's tally of COVID-19 cases now stands at 35,292. 

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MOH added that in the past week, it uncovered links for three previously unlinked cases.

Three new clusters were also identified. They are: HSJV Dormitory at 33A Tanah Merah Coast Road and the migrant worker dormitories at 10 Tuas South Street 12 and 109 Tuas View Walk 1.



A total of 767 more patients have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 22,466.

There are currently 344 cases still in hospital, most of whom are stable or improving, MOH said. Seven patients are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

There are 12,458 patients who have mild symptoms or are clinically well but are still testing positive for COVID-19. They are currently isolated and cared for at community care facilities.

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No new places were added on Monday to MOH's list of public places visit by COVID-19 cases during their infectious period. 

On Sunday, Parkway Parade was added the list, which includes two Don Don Donki outlets, as well as FairPrice outlets at Jurong Point, Taman Jurong Shopping Centre, Bukit Panjang Plaza, Hillion Mall and Junction 8. 

Singapore's "circuit breaker" period ends on Monday, with measures to be progressively lifted in three phases starting the next day.

Under Phase 1, businesses that operate in settings with lower transmission risks will be allowed to resume, subject to safe distancing requirements.

Phase 2 could start by the end of June if the number of COVID-19 transmissions in the community remains low and stable, said Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong. 

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Source: CNA/zl

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