Fifty-one Indian nationals working in Singapore are among the 191 new coronavirus cases reported on Saturday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients in the city-state to 2,299.
The Ministry of Health said that a 90-year-old man from Singapore died on Saturday morning of complications from a COVID-19 infection and the total number of deaths caused by the virus had increased to eight.
All 191 new patients contracted the coronavirus locally. 51 infections are associated with dormitories for foreign workers.
The first case from the dormitories was reported on March 29. Thirty-one COVID-19 patients are in critical condition in the intensive care units of 943 hospitalized patients.
By Saturday, 35 patients had been discharged from hospitals or taken to community isolation facilities, the ministry said.
A total of 528 patients have fully recovered.
Fourteen other cases are related to infected individuals from the Indian-based mega-store Mustafa Center, which has been declared a cluster of 78 confirmed cases. The shop was closed for disinfection.
According to local media reports, the authorities in Singapore are working to improve living conditions in dormitories and move workers to other accommodations, including empty housing from the Housing Development Board and army facilities.