Singapore

2 more workers at Anchorvale NTUC Foodfare have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total cluster to 9

SINGAPORE – Two more Covid-19 patients have been linked to the Anchorvale NTUC Foodfare cluster, while four others have been linked to the Hong Ye Group cleaners group, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Monday (31 May).

This brings the number of patients in the NTUC Foodfare cluster to nine, while the Hong Ye Group cluster is now 21.

The new cases in the NTUC Foodfare cluster are a 33-year-old supervisor at Hua Zai HK Style Roasted Delight Rice Noodle, which is the family contact of five previously reported patients and a 33-year-old kitchen assistant at Hua Zai HK Roast Delights at the style.

Both work outlets at 308 Anchorvale Road, a coffee shop that has been closed since Sunday two weeks due to viral transmission among workers.

The kitchen assistant is also working at another outlet in the 476D Upper Serangoon View.

The four new members of the Hong Ye Group are an 18-year-old cleaner at Changi Business Park, a full-time 18-year-old national military, a 16-year-old unemployed and an 11-year-old boy. student at New Town Elementary School.

Separately, an administrative worker at White Sands Elementary School was one of three offline patients reported Monday. She was completely vaccinated.

The other two are a 68-year-old man who is manager of Phoenix Entertainment Karaoke TV Music Lounge and a 72-year-old housewife.

The other 13 have been related, accounting for a total of 16 community cases.

Of the seven that are unrelated to either the NTUC Foodfare clusters or the Hong Ye Group, one is a nine-year-old girl from Chua Chu Kang Elementary School who is a member of the family of cases reported above. She also attends student care at the Happy Star Learning Hub Student Care and Enrollment Center.

There were also seven imported cases that were put on a notice of stay at home on arrival in Singapore. Four of the imported cases are Singaporean or permanent residents.

That adds up to 23 coronavirus cases confirmed on Monday, bringing the total to 62,051 in Singapore.

MS also said the number of new cases in the community has decreased, from 185 cases two weeks ago to 128 last week. The number of cases without a link to the community in one week has also decreased from 32 cases to 26 during the same period.

With 25 more patients discharged on Monday, 61,444 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 223 patients remain hospitalized, including two in critical condition in the intensive care unit, while 336 are recovered in community facilities.

Singapore has had 33 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died from other causes.

Read the full MOH press release here.

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