Coronavirus: Singapore reports 793 new cases today, new high of 1,275 patients discharged

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[UPDATE: 11:13pm]

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 793 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (May 15) and a new daily high of 1,275 patients discharged.

This is the third day in a row that Singapore recorded more discharged Covid-19 patients than new cases. 

Out of the new cases, 791 are cases of work permit holders residing in dormitories, one is a work permit holder residing outside dormitories and one is a Singaporean or Permanent Resident in the community.

Of the 1,142 cases who are still in hospital, most are in stable condition or improving. 18 are in critical condition, while 18,498 cases who 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 26,891 with 7,248 patients discharged and 21 deaths.

In its daily update, MOH also announced five new clusters: 80 Kaki Bukit Industrial Terrace, 48 Toh Guan Road East, 55 Tuas South Ave 1, 119 Tuas View Walk 1 and 33 Tuas View Walk 2. 

As there have been no more cases linked to McDonald’s and the renovation sites at the National University Hospital for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the clusters have now been closed.

For the latest updates on the coronavirus, visit here.

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