May 16, 2020 / 7:31 AM / 18 days ago

Singapore reports 465 new coronavirus cases, reports one additional death

FILE PHOTO: Medical workers prepare to perform a nose swab on a migrant worker at a dormitory, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su

(Reuters) - Singapore registered 465 new coronavirus infections, its health ministry said on Saturday, taking the city-state’s total to 27,356 cases.

The vast majority of the newly infected people are migrant workers living in dormitories, the health ministry said in a statement. Four are permanent residents.

Singapore also reported one more death, bringing the virus-related death toll in the island nation to 22 .

Reporting by Kanishka Singh and Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Sam Holmes and Alexandra Hudson

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