202 more patients take Singapore virus tally to 47,655

World | 18 Jul 2020 4:06 pm

Singapore reported 202 more coronavirus patients as of noon on Saturday, with seven infections in the community, said the Ministry of Health.

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 47,655, Channel News Asia reports.

Among the cases in the community, five are Singaporeans or permanent residents and two are work pass holders. 

There are also eight imported cases, all of whom had been placed on stay-home notices upon their arrival in Singapore.

The rest of the new cases are work permit holders living in foreign worker dormitories, mininstry said.

On Friday, the ministry said a 72-year-old patient died due to a brain haemorrhage.

The Singaporean woman, known as Case 47229, had a history of diabetes and was taken to hospital on Wednesday for reasons not related to the coronavirus, the ministry said. She tested positive for COVID-19 after her death.

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