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30 Nov 2020

30th Nov 2020

          As of 30 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 4 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

4


4

0


0

4

Total

5








2.      Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of 4 cases in the past week who 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 58425 is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who was allowed entry into Singapore to visit his family members who are Singaporeans. He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he went for a COVID-19 pre-departure test on 28 November before a scheduled trip to the US.

He was conveyed to the hospital when his test came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 29 November. His serological test result is also positive, which indicates likely past infection.

He had arrived in Singapore from Nepal on 1 November, and was placed on 14-day SHN at a dedicated facility upon arrival in Singapore from 1 November to 15 November. He was tested negative for COVID-19 infection on 11 November while serving SHN. He subsequently stayed at a friend’s flat at Bishan Street 22, and visited his family staying at Yishun Avenue 6.

Epidemiological investigations are in progress. In the meantime, all the identified close contacts of the case 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.

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0 

There are no cases residing in dormitories today.

c) Imported cases: 4

Amongst the 4 imported cases, 1 (Case 58426) is a Singaporean who returned to Singapore from Japan. The remaining 3 cases (Cases 58427, 58428 and 58429) are Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Indonesia and India. 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.

4.      The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has been progressively conducting community surveillance testing for identified community groups, such as stallholders, food delivery personnel and cashiers across the island. These enable us to contain cryptic cases in the community early, and prevent further transmission. We conducted community testing operations on 27 November and 28 November for individuals working at Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre. In all, 1,068 individuals were tested, and all the results have come back negative.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

5.      10 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,134 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

6.      There are currently 29 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 26 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
30 NOVEMBER 2020