Coronavirus: Another 81-year-old female Singaporean case reported on Wednesday

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[UPDATE: 10.35PM]

The Ministry of Health confirmed an additional 569 cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore on Wednesday (June 3), majority of whom are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

There are seven community cases - one Singaporean, three Work Pass holders, and three Work Permit holders.

Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the 81-year-old female Singaporean case, which is currently unlinked. She reported onset of symptoms on May 29.

All six Work Pass and Work Permit holders had been identified as contacts of previously confirmed cases, and had already been placed on quarantine earlier.

MOH previously reported that of the preschool staff who have been proactively screened so far, 14 had tested positive using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Of these, 12 were likely to be past infections, based on epidemiological investigations, including their positive serological test results.

One more serological test came back positive today, indicating a likely past infection. In all, more than 39,000 preschool staff have been tested, and only one case was likely to be a current infection at the point of screening, as announced on May 29.

407 more cases have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

Of the 334 cases who are still in hospital, most are in stable condition or improving. Five are in critical condition in the intensive care unit, while 12,465 cases who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

This brings the total number of cases to 36,405, with 23,582 patients discharged and 24 deaths.

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