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Singapore has now 72 cases of COVID-19

By Chito Chavez

The Ministry of Health in Singapore has confirmed that five new cases of the dreaded COVID-19 infection bringing its number in the country to 72.



A report from CNA in an update on February 15, Saturday noted that three are linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God church; one is linked to the cluster at Seletar Aerospace Heights construction site and the other case is linked to a previous case.

Earlier, Singapore Health Minister Gan Kim Yong the rise in the number of such cases was expected due in part to the country’s intensified COVID-19 surveillance operation.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that one more patient has been discharged from hospital as of Saturday.

MOH officials identified her only as “Case 24’’, a 32-year-old Singaporean tour guide who brought 20 tourists from China to a health products store Yong Thai Hang.

At present, the MOH revealed that some 18 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from the hospital.

As of noon on Feb 15, MOH has identified 2,093 close contacts.

Of the 1,959 who are still in Singapore, 1,697 have been contacted and are being quarantined or isolated.

The MOH said efforts are being enforced to reach the remaining 262 close contacts.

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