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10 Feb 2021

10th Feb 2021

       As of 10 February 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified 1 new case of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. The case resides in a dormitory and there are no new cases in the community. There are 14 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 13 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 2 were symptomatic.  

Summary of new cases

 

 

 

Breakdown by

 

Breakdown by

 

Number of cases

 

Already in quarantine/ isolation before detection

Detected from surveillance

 

Symptomatic

Asymptomatic

Cases in the community

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Cases residing in dormitories

1

 

0

1

 

0

1

Imported cases

14

 

14

0

 

2

12

Total

15

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.       Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 3 cases in the week before to 4 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 2 cases in the week before to 4 cases in the past week. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme.

3.       Amongst the 145 confirmed cases reported from 4 February to 10 February, 80 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 30 have tested negative, and 35 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 0

There are no cases in the community today. 

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 1

There is 1 case residing in a dormitory today who is currently unlinked. 

Case 60125 is a 22 year-old male Bangladesh national who works as a construction worker, and resides in a dormitory located at Bedok South Road. He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested on 7 February as part of Rostered Routine Testing (RRT). His pooled test result came back positive for COVID-19 on 8 February, and he was immediately isolated. An individual test was done on 9 February, and his test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. He was subsequently conveyed in an ambulance to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases. His earlier tests from RRT – the last being on 24 January – were negative for COVID-19 infection. His serology test result has come back positive but we are unable to rule out that this could be a recent infection. As a precautionary measure, all his close contacts at the dormitory and his workplace have been placed on quarantine. 

c) Imported cases: 14

Amongst the 14 imported cases, 

• 1 (Case 60132) is a Singaporean and 2 (Cases 60118 and 60128) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India, Malaysia and the UK.
• 1 (Case 60113) is a Dependant’s Pass holder who arrived from the US.
• 2 (Cases 60119 and 60121) are Work Pass holders who arrived from Brazil and Russia.
• 6 are Work Permit holders who arrived from India, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines, of whom 4 (Cases 60105, 60114, 60120, and 60135) are foreign domestic workers.
• 2 (Cases 60115 and 60116) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Case 60115 arrived from Indonesia to visit her Singaporean family members, and Case 60116 arrived from the UAE for a work project in Singapore.

They had all already been placed on SHN upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN. 

4.    Please refer to the Annexes and MOH’s daily Situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report) for details. 

5.        Epidemiological investigations are in progress. In the meantime, all the identified close contacts of the cases have been isolated and placed on quarantine, and will be tested at the start and end of their quarantine period so that we can detect asymptomatic cases. We will also conduct serological tests for the close contacts to determine if the cases could have been infected by them.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

6.      20 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 59,526 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

7.         There are currently 36 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 1 is in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 156 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19. 29 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
10 FEBRUARY 2021