Singapore saw its 1,000th confirmed case after massive infections at an old age home and three foreign worker dormitories.
10 were found to be infected at Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home at 1 Thomson Lane yesterday, including a 102-year-old woman. 8 of the infected are elderly residents while 2 are staff members of the centre.
A total of 19 foreign workers are infected island-wide, with more potential infections to over 21,000 foreign workers living in the same community.
The first foreign worker dormitory at Seletar, found 6 more cases, on top of the 4 existing ones. The second dormitory at Jurong East found 2 new cases, on top of 5 existing. The newest cluster dormitory, 55 Sungei Kadut Loop in Choa Chu Kang, found 2 new cases.
Of the 74 new cases reported yesterday, only 20 are imported while the rest are locally infected. The number of unlinked cases doubled to 25 from a day ago, all of them infected from unknown sources in Singapore.
The surge in infected cases came after Lee Hsien Loong gave a state media interview assuring Singaporeans that the virus outbreak is under control, in which he boasted about being praised by foreign media all over the world.