SINGAPORE, April 14 (Bernama) — Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) today reported an additional 334 new cases of COVID-19 infection in the republic, bringing the tally to 3,252.
According to MOH’s Director of Medical Services, Associate Professor Kenneth Mak, of the new cases, no imported cases were reported, 189 are linked to named clusters, 23 linked to other local cases while 122 are unlinked so far.
“The 122 cases do not imply an unknown source of spread. The number will go down progressively and we will link them to the existing clusters whether the foreign employee dormitories or otherwise,” said Mak at a Multi-Ministry Taskforce COVID-19 virtual technical briefing and press conference here.
Mak noted that 98 of them are long-term visitor pass holders and a large majority of them are unlikely linked to the dorms, while 24 of them are Singapore Citizens or permanent residents (PRs).
“As for those who are linked to named clusters, so far they are only two who are Singapore citizens and PRs. The rest are long-term visitor pass holders. They are already being associated with named clusters and majority come from the dorms,” he said.