16 new COVID cases in Singapore, 1 in community unlinked to TTSH cluster

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SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Wednesday (5 May) confirmed 16 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 61,268.

One of them is a local case in the community and is unlinked to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) cluster which to date has 40 infections linked to it. The remaining 15 infections are imported.

This story will be updated later.

99% of total cases have recovered, 2 in ICU

With 17 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Tuesday, 60,823 cases – or 99.3 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.

Most of the 131 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while two cases – unlinked to the TTSH cluster – are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

A total of 267 patients – with mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive – are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Apart from the31 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications, 15 others who tested positive for the virus were determined to have died from unrelated causes, including three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and another four, whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.

Among the 189 confirmed cases reported from 28 April to 4 May, 55 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 107 have tested negative, and 27 serology test results are pending.

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16 new COVID cases in Singapore, 1 in community unlinked to TTSH cluster