SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore on Saturday reported 47 new cases of coronavirus, which were mainly imported, taking the city-state’s tally to 432 infections.
Of the new cases, 39 were imported and had a travel history to countries including Australia, Europe, North America and Southeast Asian nations, the health ministry said in a statement. A majority were returning residents and long-term pass holders.
Saturday’s number of new cases is the same as the count reported on March 18, the city-state’s biggest daily jump.
Singapore also reported two virus-related deaths on Saturday of people with underlying health conditions, marking the first fatalities in the city-state’s widely praised battle against the infection.[L4N2BE048]
Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan in Singapore; Editing by Alexander Smith