|13 February, 2020

Singapore's biggest daily jump in new coronavirus cases takes tally to 58

All of the new patients were linked to previous cases

A man and a child wear protective masks, looking at empty shelves of canned food and instant noodles as people stock up on food supplies, after Singapore raised coronavirus outbreak alert level to orange, at a supermarket in Singapore February 8, 2020.

A man and a child wear protective masks, looking at empty shelves of canned food and instant noodles as people stock up on food supplies, after Singapore raised coronavirus outbreak alert level to orange, at a supermarket in Singapore February 8, 2020.

REUTERS/Edgar Su

SINGAPORE - Singapore on Thursday reported its biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases, with eight newly infected patients bringing its total to 58, the health ministry said.

All of the new patients were linked to previous cases, the ministry said. Of the 58 confirmed cases reported, 15 have recovered and been discharged from hospital while seven are in critical condition in intensive care, it added.

(Reporting by John Geddie; editing by John Stonestreet ) ((John.Geddie@thomsonreuters.com; +65 6403 5578;))

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