Singapore confirms 675 new Covid-19 cases; new high of 958 patients discharged

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[UPDATE: 10:16pm]

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 675 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (May 13). Out of these, there are four cases in the community and 671 cases of work permit holders residing in dormitories.

Of the cases in the community, two are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents and two are Work Pass holders.

There were no cases involving work permit holders residing outside dormitories reported. 

The number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of eight cases per day in the week before, to an average of six per day in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased, from an average of three cases per day in the week before, to an average of two per day in the past week.

A new daily high of 958 patients were discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. 

Of the 1,037 cases who are still in hospital, most are in stable condition or improving. 19 are in critical condition, while 19,479 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 25,346, with 4,809 patients discharged and 21 deaths.

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