1,111 new cases have been reported today in Singapore. The total number of confirmed cases has crossed 9000. Most of them are related to work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. Only 20 Singaporeans and permanent residents have been reported so far.
Among the new cases, 20 are Singaporeans and permanent residents, while foreign workers living in dormitories continue to drive the increase.
The ministry said it is still working out the details of the cases and will provide further updates on Tuesday night.
This brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Singapore to 9,125.
On Monday, the ministry announced the sharpest single-day spike in cases yet, reporting 1,426 cases, including 1,369 foreign workers living in dormitories.
The continued emergence of clusters linked to dormitories, together with the authorities’ aggressive testing of the workers, have sent the total number of cases in Singapore surging since circuit breaker measures were introduced.
On April 6 – the day before the circuit breaker kicked in – 1,375 cases were announced. This rose to 2,918 cases on Monday last week and crossed 8,000 this Monday.