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Singapore reports 198 new coronavirus infections and seventh death

Patients recovering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are transferred from a hospital to a ballroom at the Singapore Expo, which was converted into community isolation facility, in Singapore, April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore reported 198 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the total in the city-state to 2,108.

The Southeast Asian island nation, which is under partial lockdown to try and curb a recent surge in infections, also reported its seventh death from the disease.

Reporting by John Geddie; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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