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07 Feb 2021

7th Feb 2021

       As of 7 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 23 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 21 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 3 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

1

0

1

0

1

Cases residing in dormitories

0

0

0

0

0

Imported cases

23

23

0

3

20

Total

24






2.     Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 3 cases in the week before to 2 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has remained stable at 2 cases per week in the past 2 weeks. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme.

3.     Amongst the 163 confirmed cases reported from 1 February to 7 February, 82 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 30 have tested negative, and 51 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 1

There is 1 case in the community today who is currently unlinked. 

Case 60023 is a 43 year-old male Singaporean who is employed by BGC Group and deployed to work at Changi Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. His job entails issuing electronic monitoring devices to individuals who will be serving SHN outside of dedicated facilities, and helping them to wear the devices. While on duty, he wears a surgical mask, face shield and gloves.

He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested on 4 February as part of Rostered Routine Testing (RRT). His result came back positive for COVID-19 infection the next day, and he was conveyed in an ambulance to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases. His earlier tests from RRT – the last being on 22 January – were negative for COVID-19 infection. His serology test result has come back negative, indicating that this is likely a current infection. 

Epidemiological investigations are ongoing. In the meantime, all the identified close contacts of the case, including his family members and co-workers, 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: 23

Amongst the 23 imported cases, 

-  2 (Cases 60037 and 60041) are Singaporeans and 1 (Case 60031) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from Canada, Ethiopia, India and the UAE.
-  6 (Cases 60024, 60035, 60045, 60047, 60048 and 60049) are Dependant's Pass holders who arrived from India, Spain, the UAE and US.
-  5 (Cases 60038, 60040, 60042, 60044 and 60046) are Work Pass holders who arrived from Spain and the UAE.
-  8 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines, of whom 3 (Cases 60027, 60030 and 60036) are foreign domestic workers.
-  1 (Case 60032) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India for studies 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. 

Update on condition of confirmed cases


5.     28 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 59,433 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

6.     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. 201 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
7 FEBRUARY 2021