Singapore reported 198 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Friday (10 April), bringing the national total of coronavirus cases here to 2,108.
According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), 79 of the new cases reported are linked to clusters at foreign worker dormitories, while 48 are linked to other cluster and cases.
Meanwhile, 71 new cases are still pending contact tracing.
7th death from COVID-19
Singapore also reported that another COVID-19 patient passed away on Thursday (9 April) from complications due to the virus infection.
The patient, identified as Case 987, is an 86-year-old female Singapore citizen who tested positive for COVID-19 on 1 April. She was subsequently admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). NCID has reached out to the family and is extending assistance to them, MOH said.
Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home. | Image source: Website
The patient is among the cases linked to the cluster at Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home.
She is the seventh of such death in Singapore.
Another child case of COVID-19
A one-year-old infant is among the new cases of COVID-19 infection announced.
Among the new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on 10 April is a one-year-old male Singapore citizen who was a close contact of a previously reported case.
The infant, a Singapore citizen, tested positive for the virus on Thursday evening and is admitted to the National University Hospital (NUH).
Based on the summary of cases provided by the MOH, the infant is a local-linked case and is a contact of case 1250.
Updates on previous cases
According to MOH, a total of 492 cases have fully recovered from the infection to date, and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
Of the 875 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. 32 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
734 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday addressed Singaporeans through Facebook on updates regarding the COVID-19 situation here, and again urged the public to stay home and to “take the circuit breaker measures very seriously.”