The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 36 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore as of 12 p.m. on May 24.

This brings the total number of cases to 61,860.

There are 24 new cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 infection, 22 of which are linked to previous cases.

Two unrelated cases

Case 63651 is a 31 year old Indian national who works as an engineer at Hiap Seng Engineering Ltd.

He developed body aches on May 17 and sought treatment at a GP clinic on May 17 and 18, but was not tested for Covid-19 because he did not report any symptoms of acute respiratory infection ( IRA).

On May 19, he developed a runny nose and loss of smell and taste in the evening. He sought treatment at another general clinic the next day and was tested for Covid-19.

His test result came back positive for the Covid-19 infection on May 23.

His previous Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) tests – the last being May 10 – were all negative for Covid-19 infection. The result of his serological test is negative.

Case 63660 is a 31 year old Singaporean who works as a real estate agent at ERA Realty Network Pte Ltd.

He developed a cough on May 22 and sought medical treatment at a general clinic the same day, where he was tested for Covid-19.

His test result came back positive for the Covid-19 infection on May 23 and he developed a sore throat the same day. The result of his serological test is negative.

22 related cases

There are 22 new community cases linked to previous Covid-19 cases.

Of these 22 cases:

  • One case is linked to the cluster of the Changi penitentiary complex.
  • Six cases are linked to the JEM / Westgate cluster, including three visitors from Westgate and a waiter who works at Pizza Hut in Westgate.
  • Two cases relate to the Learning Point cluster – a teacher at Maha Bodhi School and an 8-year-old student at Yu Neng Primary School.
  • One case relates to the Marina Bay Sands Casino dealer cluster.
  • Five cases are linked to the McDonald’s delivery cluster – three part-time employees at Pizza Hut (Punggol Plaza) aged 15, 16 and 18, and two delivery men at Pizza Hut (Punggol Plaza) and Pizza Hut (Havelock II).
  • One case is linked to Group 9D at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
  • One case relates to cluster Case 63236 (a 53-year-old Singaporean who works as a personal driver).
  • One case relates to the Case 63376 cluster (a 46-year-old Singaporean who is an investment banker at DBS).
  • One case relates to the Case 63515 cluster (a 34-year-old Singaporean who works as a technician at Singapore Refining Company Pte Ltd).

Other related cases

The other three related cases are:

  • A 54 year old Singaporean who is a housewife. She is a family member and close contact with Case 63446 (a 28 year old Singaporean who works as an engineer at Patec Ptd Ltd).
  • A 30-year-old Singaporean, employed by Hong Ye Group Pte Ltd as a cleaning supervisor at Changi Business Park. He had been identified as a workplace contact for Case 63507.
  • A 28-year-old Singaporean who works as an engineer at Takenaka Corporation.

12 imported cases

  • Three are Singaporeans and two are permanent residents of Singapore who have returned from India and the United States.
  • One is a dependent passport holder who arrived from Russia.
  • Two are work permit holders who arrived from Indonesia, both of whom are foreign domestic workers.
  • Three are short-term visit pass holders from the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.
  • One is a special pass holder who is a sea crew. He arrived from Vietnam on a ship and was tested on board without disembarking.

22 cases released

22 other cases of Covid-19 infection were evacuated from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

A total of 61,316 people have fully recovered from the infection and have been released from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 244 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and three are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

268 are isolated and taken care of in community establishments. These are the ones who have mild symptoms or are clinically good but still test positive for Covid-19.

32 died of complications from Covid-19 infection.

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