April 30, 2020 / 4:02 PM / a month ago

Singapore reports 528 new coronavirus cases, death toll rises to 15

Migrant workers collect their breakfast in their dormitory, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore confirmed 528 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, its Health Ministry said, taking the city-state’s total cases to 16,169.

The Southeast Asian island nation also reported one death, taking the total death toll to 15.

Among the new cases, six are Singaporeans or permanent residents, while 488 cases are foreign workers living in dormitories, the health ministry said.

Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan, additional reporting by Sabahatjahan Contractor; Editing by Alison Williams and Shailesh Kuber

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