618 new Covid-19 cases take Singapore total to 12,693

Migrant workers from India trim trees along Holland Road last Sunday. (AP pic)

SINGAPORE: Singapore has registered 618 new coronavirus infections, its health ministry said on Saturday, taking the city-state’s total number of Covid-19 cases to 12,693.

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

The island of 5.7 million people now has one of the highest infection rates in Asia, according to official figures.