SINGAPORE, – Five new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore have been confirmed, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (Mar 5), with a new cluster at SAFRA Jurong reported.
One of the new cases is an imported case while the rest are part of a cluster involving a private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong on Feb 15, said MOH in the media release.
MOH added that another four previously confirmed cases – cases 94, 96, 107 and 112 – are also linked to the dinner.
Case 96 is the 12-year-old Singaporean student at Raffles Institution who is a family member of Case 94.
To date, there are 117 cases of the coronavirus in Singapore.
Another two more patients – cases 71 and 98 – were also discharged, said MOH. This brings the total number of discharged cases to 81.
Of the 36 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. Seven are in critical condition in the intensive care unit, said MOH.