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New Covid-19 cases hits 623, taking Singapore's tally past 5,000 mark, but Minister Lawrence Wong warns of a 'long fight' ahead

Amala Balakrishner
Amala Balakrishner4/18/2020 01:21 AM GMT+08  • 3 min read
New Covid-19 cases hits 623, taking Singapore's tally past 5,000 mark, but Minister Lawrence Wong warns of a 'long fight' ahead
Singapore’s daily average number of cases has dipped from 40 to 32 since the circuit-breaker begun on April 7. Even so, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong says the city state should prepare for a “long fight”.
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SINGAPORE (Apr 18): Singapore reported 623 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of infections in the republic to 5,050.

The nation also reported its 11th death, of a 95-year old Singaporean who passed away on Friday from complications due to the Covid-19 infection. He had tested positive for the virus on April 13.

Of the new cases, 483 or 65% are linked to previously identified clusters. The remaining are pending contact tracing, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced in its daily update.

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