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28 Feb 2021

28th Feb 2021

               As of 28 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 10 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

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Cases residing in dormitories

1

 

1

0

 

0

1

Imported cases

10

 

10

0

 

0

10

Total

11

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.           Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 1 case in the week before to 4 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 1 case in the week before to 2 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 67 confirmed cases reported from 22 February to 28 February, 32 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 21 have tested negative, and 14 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 linked to a previous case.

Case 60513 is a 31 year-old male Bangladesh national who works as a delivery assistant at Chng Woodworking Pte Ltd, and resides in a dormitory located at Kranji Way. His job entails loading and unloading of goods, and he does not interact with clients.

He had been identified as a close contact of Case 60432[1] and was placed on quarantine at a dedicated facility on 23 February. He was tested for COVID-19 as part of our protocol to test individuals during quarantine even though he is asymptomatic. His swab taken on 26 February came back positive for COVID-19 and he was conveyed in an ambulance to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases. His earlier tests from RRT – the last being on 14 February – were negative for COVID-19 infection. His serological test result has come back negative, indicating that this is likely a current infection.

c) Imported cases: 10

Amongst the 10 imported cases,

  • 1 (Case 60523) is a Dependant’s Pass holder who arrived from Switzerland.
  • 4 (Cases 60520, 60522, 60525 and 60529) are Long-Term Visit Pass holders who arrived from India and Myanmar.
  • 4 (Cases 60519, 60524, 60528 and 60530) are Work Pass holders who arrived from India and the Philippines.
  • 1 (Case 60527) is a Work Permit holder who arrived from India.

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.       7 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 59,823 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7.        There are currently 18 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. 66 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.

 



[1] Case 60432 is a 35 year-old male Bangladesh national who works as a delivery assistant at Chng Woodworking Pte Ltd, and resides in a dormitory located at Kranji Way. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 22 February 2021.