SINGAPORE: The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday confirmed five additional cases of COVID-19 infection in the republic, bringing the tally to 72. 

In a statement, MOH said the new positive cases involved three Singapore citizens, one Bangladeshi national and one Chinese national, with all of them having no recent travel history to China. 

The ministry said three of them were linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God church, one to the cluster at Seletar Aerospace Heights construction site and the other case was linked to a previous case.

MOH noted that a total of 18 cases have fully recovered from the infection and had been discharged from hospital.

Of the 54 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, the condition of most of them was reported stable or improving, while six are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

To date, five cases are linked to The Life Church and Missions Singapore at Paya Lebar Road, nine linked to the cluster associated with Yong Thai Hang at Cavan Road, three linked to a private business meeting held at Grand Hyatt Singapore, five to Seletar Aerospace Heights construction site and sixteen to the Grace Assembly of God. – Bernama