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10 Apr 2021

10th Apr 2021

          As of 10 April 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 31 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 29 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

 

1

0

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

31

 

31

0

 

2

29

Total

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.            Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at 2 cases per week in the past 2 weeks. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also 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 165 confirmed cases reported from 4 April to 10 April, 55 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 73 have tested negative, and 37 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 61768, a 71 year-old female Indian national, is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who is a retiree. She arrived from India on 28 December 2020 and served SHN at a dedicated facility until 10 January 2021. Her test taken on 8 January during SHN was negative for COVID-19. As she had been identified as a close contact of Cases 59169 and 59173 during their flight to Singapore, she was placed on quarantine from 10 January to 11 January.

She developed a fever on 5 April and was tested for COVID-19 when she sought medical treatment the next day. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 8 April and she was conveyed in an ambulance to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases. Another test conducted by the National Public Health Laboratory on 9 April was negative for COVID-19 infection. Her serological test result has come back positive, which is indicative of a past infection. She could be shedding minute fragments of the virus RNA, which are no longer transmissible and infective to others, but given that we are not able to definitively conclude when she had been infected, we will take all the necessary public health actions as a precautionary measure.

 

b)            Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today.

 

c)            Imported cases: 31

Amongst the 31 imported cases,

•             1 (Case 61797) is a Singaporean who returned from Papua New Guinea.
•             2 (Cases 61770 and 61782) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from India.
•             3 (Cases 61785, 61796 and 61804) are Long-Term Visit Pass holders who arrived from India and Myanmar.
•             5 (Cases 61772, 61773, 61774, 61775 and 61781) are Student's Pass holders who arrived from India.
•             3 (Cases 61762, 61805 and 61806) are Work Pass holders who arrived from Nepal, the Maldives and Philippines.
•             15 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines, of whom 5 (Cases 61758, 61789, 61790, 61800 and 61807) are foreign domestic workers.
•             2 (Cases 61769 and 61808) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Case 61769 arrived from India with her spouse who is working here. Case 61808 arrived from Malaysia to visit his family member who is a Singapore Permanent Resident.

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.            18 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 60,322 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7.            There are currently 45 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. 236 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. 30 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
10 APRIL 2021