SINGAPORE, May 17 — Singapore has confirmed 682 new Covid-19 cases, with only four cases involved Singaporeans or permanent residents.
The preliminary data as at noon today brings the tally for the republic to 28,038.
The republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH), in a statement, attributed the vast majority of the cases to work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.
The ministry said it was still working through the details of the cases and would provide an update later in the day.
Singapore has so far classified 1,306 as community cases, 580 as imported cases, 361 cases involving foreign workers staying outside dorms and 25,109 cases of foreign workers residing in dorms.