As of 28 April 2020, 10am, there are 14,423 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Singapore. On 27 April 2020, there were 799 new confirmed cases.
According to MOH, 764 cases were work permit holders residing in dormitories, while 17 were work permit holders staying outside of dormitories.
14 of the cases are Singaporeans or permanent residents, and 4 were work pass holders.
7 New Clusters
- Acacia Home (30 Admiralty Street) – 14 new cases
- Hai Leck Engineering (12 Tuas Drive 1)
- Lingjack Dormitory (1 Woodlands Terrace)
- 9 Gul Street 1
- 3 Senoko Link
- 44 Toh Guan Road East
- 2 Woodlands Industrial Park E1
Death Count: 14
- 82-year-old & 81-year-old male Singapore citizens
- Identified as Cases 1595 and 9682 respectively
- Were warded in the National Centre for Infectious Diseases before their demise
- Case 1595 tested COVID-19 positive on 8 April 2020
- Case 9682 tested COVID-19 positive on 20 April 2020
Untrue claim of Singapore reducing testing among migrant workers
- Infectious diseases expert Professor Dale Fisher previously mentioned in an interview with CNA that some dormitories have high infection rate for COVID-19 and there’s no need for testing
- However, authorities have not reduced the volume of COVID-19 testing for migrant workers
- Capacity of testing for migrant workers is approximately 3,000 a day and it has only been increasing
- Every positive test is added to the daily numbers for confirmed COVID-19 cases
- A total of 21,000 migrant workers living in dormitories have been tested since the start of outbreak
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