COVID-19 Daily Update 2020-04-17: 728 New Confirmed Cases, Total 4,427 in SG Now

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As of 17 April 2020, 10am, there are 4,427 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Singapore. On 16 April 2020, there were 728 new confirmed cases.

There were 0 imported cases.

Of the 728 cases, 81% are linked to clusters. The remaining are pending contact tracing.

654 new cases are from foreign worker dormitories, and an additional 26 are work permit holders living outside the dormitories.

Rafa Estrada MOH COVID-19 grafas Apr 16

 

credits: CNA

3 New Clusters

  1. Shaw Lodge Dormitory (12 Shaw Road)
  2. North Coast Lodge (51 North Coast Avenue)
  3. Tuas View Dormitory (70 Tuas South Avenue 1).

 A Bangladeshi worker who has been critically ill with COVID-19 for more than 2 months, now out of the ICU

  • Case 42 is a 39-year-old Bangladeshi worker
  • It was revealed that he suffered from respiratory and kidney problems as well as pneumonia before being infected with COVID-19.
  • Case 42, had spent more than 2 months in intensive care after testing positive for COVID-19 in February
  •  On 16 April, he was transferred out of ICU and into the general ward to continue his recuperation and recovery
  • Learn more here

3 more foreign worker dormitories declared as isolation areas

  • From 17 April onwards, Tuas View Dormitory, Shaw Lodge Dormitory and North Coast Lodge will be isolated areas under the Infectious Diseases Act
  • A total of 12 foreign worker dormitories have now been declared as isolation areas
  • On 16 April, Singapore announced 654 COVID-19 cases from work permit holders residing in dormitories
  • The Ministry of Health (MOH) said that the number of new cases among work permit holders residing in dormitories has increased significantly due to their continued efforts to actively test and isolate the infected workers

 

TOP 3 countries with the most number of COVID-19 cases

USA:

  • 677,570 cases
  • 34,617 deaths
  • 57,508 recovered

Spain:

  • 184,948 cases
  • 19,315 deaths
  • 74,797 recovered

Italy:

  • 168,941 cases
  • 22,170 deaths
  • 40,164 recovered
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