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03 Feb 2021

3rd Feb 2021

       As of 3 February 2021, 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 17 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 17 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 1 was 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

1

 

0

1

 

0

1

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

17

 

17

0

 

1

16

Total

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.    Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 5 cases in the week before to 4 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from 1 case in the week before to 3 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 211 confirmed cases reported from 28 January to 3 February, 119 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 41 have tested negative, and 51 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 1

Case 59935 is a 35 year-old female Indian national who is a Long-Term Visit Pass holder. She travelled to India from 30 November 2020 and returned to Singapore on 6 January 2021. Her pre-departure test taken in India on 4 January before her flight was negative for COVID-19. Upon her return, she served SHN at a dedicated facility until 20 January. Her swab done on 17 January during SHN was negative for COVID-19.

She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she took a COVID-19 pre-departure test on 2 February in preparation for another trip to India. Her test result came back positive the next day, and she was conveyed to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in an ambulance.

We have classified this case as locally transmitted while her serology test result is pending. Should her serology test come back positive, and epidemiological investigations assess that this is a past infection, we will reclassify this as an imported case. In the meantime, all the identified close contacts of the case, including her family members, 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 case could have been infected by them.

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today.

c) Imported cases: 17

Amongst the 17 imported cases,

  • 1 (Case 59919) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from India.
  • 1 (Case 59925) is a Work Pass holder who arrived from India.
  • 14 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia, of whom 9 (Cases 59912, 59913, 59914, 59924, 59930, 59931, 59932, 59933 and 59934) are foreign domestic workers.
  • 1 (Case 59915) is a sea crew holding a Special Pass who arrived from Indonesia to board a vessel docked here. He was swabbed onboard the vessel, and conveyed to a hospital when his test result came back positive for COVID-19.


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

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

5.    MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to the NewOcean 6 cluster for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

6.    19 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 59,320 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7.    There are currently 39 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 214 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
3 FEBRUARY 2021