Singapore has reported a record high of 942 new cases of coronavirus as of noon on Saturday (Apr 18), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a press release.
MOH added that the “vast majority” of these are work permit holders living in foreign worker dormitories while cases among Singapore citizens and PRs continues to decline. Of the new cases, 14 are Singapore citizens and permanent residents.
“We are still working through the details of the cases, and further updates will be shared via the MOH press release that will be issued tonight,” said the ministry.
With 942 new cases, Singapore now has the third highest density of coronavirus cases in Asia when measured by number of cases per 1 million.
According to worldometers, Singapore now has 1,024 cases of coronavirus per 1 million, which translates to 0.1% of the population having been infected.
Singapore also reported more daily cases of coronavirus than South Korea during its peak of the outbreak (942 cases in Singapore vs 851 in South Korea on Mar 3).