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By Massita Ahmad
SINGAPORE, March 5 -- The COVID-19 infection tally in Singapore surpassed the 60,000 mark Friday with nine new cases reported in the past 24 hours up to noon.
In releasing its preliminarily data, the republic's Ministry of Health said the fresh cases, all imported, raised the cumulative tally to 60,007.
It also said that the nine people have been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
The ministry said it is still working through the details of the cases, and further updates will be shared later Friday.
As of March 4, up to 59,857 have fully recovered from the infection and been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
Twenty-four confirmed cases are still in hospital with one in critical condition in intensive care.
A total of 88 people who have mild symptoms or are clinically well but still tested positive for COVID-19 have been isolated and are being cared for at community care facilities.
Thus far, 29 people have died in the country from complications due to COVID-19 infection.