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28 Nov 2020

28th Nov 2020

        As of 28 November 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there is 1 new case of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. The case is in the community, and there are no new cases in the dormitories. There are 5 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. All new cases today are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance.  

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

1

 

0

1

 

0

1

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

5

 

5

0

 

0

5

Total

6

 

 

 

 

 

 



2.      Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of 2 cases in the past week. Both cases are currently unlinked. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 1

There is 1 case in the community today who is currently unlinked. Case 58412 is a Singaporean who is a stallholder selling mutton at Tekka Market. She is asymptomatic, and was detected from our community surveillance testing of stallholders in and around Tekka Centre on 26 November. 

She was conveyed to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases the next day when her test result came back positive. Her serological test result is also positive, which indicates likely past infection. 

She works with a co-worker at her stall at Tekka Market, and stays at Yishun Street 22 with her husband, who has been working at Mustafa Centre for the past few years. She regularly visits her children who stay at Bishan Street 13 and Tampines Street 86. 

Epidemiological investigations are in progress. In the meantime, all her identified close contacts, including her family members and co-worker, 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 on her household and family contacts to determine if she could have been infected by them.

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today. 

c) Imported cases: 5

Amongst the 5 imported cases, 4 are currently employed in Singapore. Of these, 2 (Cases 58410 and 58414) are Work Pass holders who arrived from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and 2 (Cases 58413 and 58415) are Work Permit holders who arrived from Malaysia and Indonesia. The remaining case (Case 58411) is a Dependant’s Pass holder who arrived from Saudi Arabia. They had all already been placed on SHN upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN.

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

Update on condition of confirmed cases

4.        8 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,119 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

5.       There are currently 32 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 25 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. 

6.      Case 58343, a 68 year-old male Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 27 November 2020. He had travelled to Indonesia on 10 March for work, and returned to Singapore on 17 November after experiencing shortness of breath since 11 November, and had been admitted to a hospital upon arrival in Singapore. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 18 November, and had a past history of hypertension and heart disease. The cause of death as determined by the pathologist is ischaemic heart disease with COVID-19. The National University Hospital has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them.


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
28 NOVEMBER 2020