23 COVID-19 Cases Today (28 Apr); 3 Are Community Cases

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Despite the news that more recovered migrant workers in the Westlite Woodlands Dormitory have tested positive for COVID-19 again, rejoice, for there are no new dorm cases today!

As of 12pm today (28 Apr), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 23 new cases of COVID-19 infection.

Three are community cases.

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 61,086.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 9 cases in the week before to 11 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has remained stable at 4 cases per week in the past 2 weeks.

Sole COVID-19 Community Case Reported on 27 Apr Hasn’t Exactly Been in the Community

The sole COVID-19 community infection reported yesterday (27 Apr) is a 42-year-old Indonesian man who works on board a bunker tanker, MT ALLI, as a sea crew member.

The man is linked to the cluster which formed on board the vessel, beginning with the infection of a 39-year-old Indonesian—Case 62113.

The cluster now has six infections.

The 42-year-old was placed on quarantine on 18 April at a dedicated facility after being identified as a close contact of his infected shipmate.

He was tested on 19 April and the test came back negative for COVID-19.

But he then developed a cough and fever on 25 April and reported his symptoms. He was then taken to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) the next day.

This time, his test result came back positive. His serology test was negative, however, indicating a fresh infection.

Even though the man was classed as a community case, he had not disembarked from the vessel except to go for his COVID-19 vaccination.

He received his first dose of the vaccine on 8 April, but since it takes a few weeks to build up immunity after completing one’s vaccination regimen, the man was still susceptible to infection.

329 Active Cases

There are currently 108 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit.

221 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19.


30 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

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