Singapore reports 596 new coronavirus cases, taking total to 6,588

FILE PHOTO: Personnel in personal protection suits are pictured at Punggol S-11 workers’ dormitory, which was gazetted to be an isolation facility after it became a cluster of coronavirus cases (COVID-19), in Singapore April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su

(Reuters) – Singapore’s health ministry confirmed 596 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, taking the total number of cases in the city-state to 6,588.

The vast majority of the new cases are migrant workers living in dormitories and 25 are permanent residents, the health ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Sam Holmes

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