Singapore reports 12 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 59,925.

All of the new cases are imported cases.

On Saturday, 13 more cases of COVID-19 infection were discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 59,816 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities, the ministry said.

There are currently 15 confirmed cases who are still in hospitals. Of these, most are stable or improving, and one is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Furthermore, 65 others 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.

Altogether 29 cases have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

The ministry added that a 64-year-old male Singaporean passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on Feb. 26. He was tested positive for COVID-19 infection on Jan. 26 while he was in Indonesia, and was subsequently medically evacuated to Singapore’s National Centre for Infectious Diseases for treatment on Jan. 29. As he was already an overseas registered case, he was not included in Singapore’s COVID-19 case count.