May 6, 2020 / 7:33 AM / a month ago

Singapore's health ministry confirms 788 new coronavirus cases, reports 2 additional deaths

A migrant worker sits on his bed in temporary living quarters for essential migrant workers at a train station construction site during a media tour organised by the Land Transport Authority, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore’s health ministry on Wednesday confirmed 788 new coronavirus cases, taking the city-state’s tally to 20,198.

The health ministry also reported two more deaths, bringing the virus-related death toll in the island nation to 20.

Among the new cases, 11 are Singaporeans or permanent residents, while 759 are foreign workers living in dormitories in the city-state, which has among the highest number of coronavirus infections in Asia.

Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan in Singapore; Additional reporting by Rebekah Mathew in Bangalore; Editing by Andrew Heavens and Shounak Dasgupta

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