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Community care facilities for Covid-19 patients to double; more cases may surface through extensive testing

Amala Balakrishner
Amala Balakrishner4/28/2020 08:12 PM GMT+08  • 5 min read
Community care facilities for Covid-19 patients to double; more cases may surface through extensive testing
"Today's infection rate we are seeing may be lower than the actual infection rate, because as we said, there may be unlinked cases, hidden cases, very mild cases where people think it is just a normal cough or flu and they recover” Minister Lawrence Wong.
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SINGAPORE (Apr 28): Singapore is ramping up its efforts in caring for Covid-19 patients as the number of cases here inches towards the 15,000 mark.

One way it is doing so is doubling bed spaces at community care facilities meant for those with mild symptoms and low risk factors to 20,000 by end June, said Brigadier General David Neo, director of joint operations at the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) at a Covid-19 multi-ministry task force briefing on Tuesday.

Speaking on the same subject at a later press conference, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong stressed that patients housed here are under the care of a medical team which is supported by technology tools such as vital signs.

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