As of 17 May 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 21 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of whom 10 are linked to previous cases, and 11 are currently unlinked. Amongst them, 6 had already been placed on quarantine earlier. Based on our investigations so far, the cases are in the community, and there are no new cases in the dormitories.
2. In addition, there are 7 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore. Of these, 2 are returning Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents.
3. In total, there are 28 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore today.
4. We are still working through the details of the cases, and further updates will be shared via the MOH press release that will be issued tonight.
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
17 MAY 2021