May 1, 2020 / 7:32 AM / a month ago

Singapore confirms 932 new COVID-19 cases, death toll rises to 16

FILE PHOTO: Medical personnel bring a migrant worker into a tent at a dormitory amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore reported 932 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the health ministry said, taking the city-state’s total infections to 17,101.

The island nation also reported one death, a 60 year-old male Singapore citizen, bringing the virus-related death toll in the country to 16.

Among the new cases, five are Singaporeans or permanent residents, while 905 cases are foreign workers living in dormitories, the health ministry said.

Reporting by Rebekah Mathew in Bengaluru; editing by John Stonestreet and Shinjini Ganguli

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