Coronavirus: 7 new clusters uncovered, including Northpoint City shopping mall

PHOTO: Facebook/ Northpoint City

UPDATED: 11.15pm


The Ministry of Health has confirmed 618 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (April 25), a drop from yesterday's daily record of 897. 597 of the new cases are work permit holders living in the dormitories, while 12 are work permit holders living outside dormitories.

Seven cases are Singaporeans and/or Permanent Residents, and two are on Work/ Long-Term Visit Passes. There are no imported cases.

An additional 46 cases have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. There are currently 1,214 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 24 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 10,465 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. 

Seven new clusters were uncovered at ASPRI- Westlite Papan, Kian Teck Hostel, SCM Tuas Lodge, Northpoint City, 21 Defu South Street 1, 8 Martin Place construction site, and 107 West Coast Vale construction site.

Seven of the earlier confirmed cases are at Northpoint City, a shopping mall in Yishun. According to its website, the integrated mixed development also features residences, a community club, a rooftop community garden, a public library, and a town plaza.

A total of 12,693 cases have been reported in Singapore so far, with 1,002 cases discharged and 12 deaths.

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