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Singapore reports 1,111 new coronavirus cases

WHO says Singapore is facing very difficult challenges but has the healthcare system to handle it

Reuters April 21, 2020

Singapore said on Tuesday it had preliminarily confirmed 1,111 new coronavirus cases, taking the city-state’s total infections to 9,125.

The health ministry said most of the cases were migrant workers living in dormitories, a group that accounts for more than three quarters of the city-state’s total infections.

The World Health Organisation’s regional chief said on Tuesday that Singapore - which has the highest number of reported cases in Southeast Asia - is facing “very difficult challenges” from a recent surge in infections but has the healthcare system and risk management capacity to handle it.

The city-state recorded its biggest-ever daily jump in cases on Monday with 1,426 new infections.


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