Record-High of 73 New COVID-19 Cases in S’pore Today (25 Mar); 2 New Local Clusters Found

It’s got a lot worse—so bad that the press release annex by MOH that lists down all new patients spans 7 pages.

Today, a record-high of 73 cases were reported, but it’s not just the number that should send chills down your spine: it’s the fact that almost half of them are local cases, with only 38 of them being imported.

Days of community spread coming back? Let’s pray not.

Here’s today’s announcement.

Record-High of 73 New COVID-19 Cases in S’pore Today (25 Mar); 2 New Local Clusters Found

Out of the 73 new cases, 38 of them are imported, and as usual, a number of them are from the UK.

The other 35 cases are local cases, and we finally know why the PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Fengshan was initially scheduled to be closed for one day but changed to a 14-day closure instead: there’s a new cluster there.

Out of the 35 new local cases reported today, 16 of them are linked to the preschool, which now has a total of 18 linked cases.

Another cluster is also found; it’s an international school at Dover Road, Dover Court International School. 2 new cases were reported in the cluster today, which now has 3 linked cases.

8 other cases are linked to previously confirmed cases, while the remaining 8 local cases are currently unlinked yet.

Updates on Current Cases

In total, we now have 631 confirmed cases in Singapore.

160 patients have been discharged while 17 of them are in ICU. 2 have passed away.

The conditions of the remaining patients are either stable or improving. For this group, 65 of them have been transferred to Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital and the Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC for isolation and care. You can read more on the rationale behind this decision here.

As of noon today, MOH has identified 8,930 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 2,643 are currently quarantined, and 6,287 have completed their quarantine.

You can do your part as a responsible citizen through helping out in contact tracing by downloading the TraceTogether app.

In the meantime, keep yourself updated by bookmarking MOH’s website here and registering for the Gov.sg’s WhatsApp service here.

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