SINGAPORE, March 27 (CNA) - Singapore reported 49 new COVID-19 cases on Friday (Mar 27), bringing the total number of cases in the country to 732.

Of the new cases, 22 are imported and had travelled to Europe, North America and ASEAN, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a press release.

Eighteen of the cases are linked to clusters or previous cases, while nine cases are currently unlinked. MOH said that contact tracing is ongoing.

Out of the total number of cases, three of the confirmed cases (Cases 581, 689 and 724) are linked to a new cluster at SingPost Centre at 10 Eunos Road 8, said MOH.

Of the new cases, five are linked to the cluster involving PCF Sparkletots pre-school in Fengshan. The total number of infections arising from the cluster is 25.

Eleven more patients have recovered and were discharged, bringing the total to 183. Two patients died last Saturday.

Of the 432 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving.

Seventeen are in critical condition in the intensive care unit, said MOH.