COVID: Three Malaysians among 17 new imported cases in Singapore on Wednesday


SINGAPORE — Three Malaysian men were among 17 new COVID-19 imported cases reported in Singapore on Wednesday, according to the republic’s Ministry of Health.

The ministry, in its full data released here late last night, said that all three were work permit holders who arrived from Malaysia, and were asymptomatic.

The other imported cases were from Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia.

They were among the 18 cases recorded in Singapore on Wednesday with the other case being community infection, thus bringing the total number of infections here to 59,602.

So far, the ministry has classified 2,779 of the reported cases as imported, 2,315 as community cases and 54,508 involving dorm residents.

Singapore has closed a cluster linked to the NewOcean 6, a bunker tanker, with only three clusters remaining now.

In all, 59,320 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

Meanwhile, 214 patients who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still tested positive for COVID-19, have been isolated and are being cared for at community facilities.

To date, 29 have died from complications due to COVID-19 infection here.