Singapore’s health ministry reported a record 447 new cases of Covid-19 infection as of April 15, noon local time.
In the last three days, Singapore reported a sharp uptick in infection with 1,167 confirmed cases.
Most of the new cases were linked to infection clusters in dormitories that house foreign workers. The people living in those dormitories are typically men from other Asian countries who carry out labor-intensive construction jobs in order to support their families back home.
There have been 3,699 cases confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak; 652 patients have been discharged from hospitals and community isolation facilities and 10 people in Singapore have succumbed to the illness.