19 new community COVID-19 cases in Singapore, and 1 new death

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 25 COVID-19 cases on Sunday (May 30), including 19 new COVID-19 infections, and one new death.

A 95-year-old Singaporean woman, identified as Case 63382, died from complications due to COVID-19 infection on Sunday, said MOH. 

She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on May 17 when she was warded at Changi General Hospital for an unrelated medical condition. 

She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of cancer, hypertension and hypothyroidism. 

This is the third COVID-19 death reported in May. As of Sunday, Singapore’s COVID-19 death toll stands at 33, with the total number of cases at 62,028.

LINKED CASES

Fourteen cases were linked to previous infections , including 11 which had been placed in quarantine, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its preliminary daily update. 

The remaining five infections had no links to previous cases, added MOH. 

There were also six imported cases, who had been placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Five were returning Singaporeans or permanent residents.

No new infections were reported in migrant workers’ dormitories.

PRIME MINISTER LEE TO ADDRESS NATION

Singapore tightened its restrictions on social gatherings and activities two weeks ago to minimise transmissions after several clusters of infections emerged. 

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make a national address at 4pm on Monday, and share plans to “keep COVID-19 under control, while progressively opening up again”, he said.

“The number of new community cases has stabilised over the last two weeks. Our tightened measures to keep Singaporeans safe are working,” said Mr Lee in a Facebook post on Sunday. 

“Tomorrow, I intend to share with you how we plan to keep COVID-19 under control, while progressively opening up again,” said Mr Lee. 

The public can watch Mr Lee’s speech live on his Facebook page, and on Mediacorp channels. CNA will broadcast his speech live, including on CNA’s YouTube channel and on its Facebook page

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