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16 May 2021

3rd May 2021

        As of 3 May 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 10 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, all of whom are either patients and staff at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) or close contacts of previous cases who had already been placed on quarantine. In addition, there are 7 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 11 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 6 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

10


8

2


4

6

Cases residing in dormitories

0


0

0


0

0

Imported cases

7


7

0


2

5

Total

17








2.      Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 10 cases in the week before to 60 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 4 cases in the week before to 10 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 184 confirmed cases reported from 27 April to 3 May, 52 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 105 have tested negative, and 27 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 10


There are 10 cases in the community today, all of whom are linked to previous cases. 

Case 62517 Cluster 

Cases 62779 and 62780

Case 62779 is a 37 year-old female Philippines national who is a homemaker, and Case 62780 is a 3 year-old male Singaporean. Case 62779 is the spouse of Case 62571 [1] and Case 62780 is their child. 

As they had been identified as close contacts of 62517[2], Cases 62779 and 62780 were placed on quarantine on 27 April. They were tested for COVID-19 during quarantine on 28 April and their results were negative. On 1 May, they were tested again even though they are asymptomatic and their test results came back positive for COVID-19 infection the next day. Case 62779’s serology test result is negative and Case 62780’s is pending.

Case 62541 [3] Cluster 

Cases 62786, 62787, 62791, 62794 and 62795

Cases 62786, 62787, 62791, 62794 and 62795 are patients who had been warded in TTSH Ward 9D. They were transferred to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) for isolation on 28 April, and tested for COVID-19 infection. 

  • Case 62786 is an 82 year-old female Singaporean who had been warded in TTSH Ward 9D from 21 April, and was transferred to NCID on 28 April. She was tested for COVID-19 on 28 April and again on 1 May, and both results were negative. On 2 May, she was tested again even though she is asymptomatic, and this time her result came back positive for COVID-19 infection. Her serology test result is negative.


  • Case 62787 is a 94 year-old female Singaporean who had been warded in TTSH Ward 9D from 9 April, and was transferred to NCID on 28 April. She was tested for COVID-19 on 28 April and her result was negative. She developed a cough on 2 May, and was tested again. This time, her result came back positive for COVID-19 infection. Her serology test result is negative. 

  • Case 62791 is a 70 year-old male Singaporean who had been warded in TTSH Ward 9D from 21 April, and was transferred to NCID on 28 April. He was tested for COVID-19 on 30 April and his result was negative. On 2 May, he was tested again for COVID-19 even though he is asymptomatic, and his result came back positive on the same day. His serology test result is negative. 

  • Case 62794 is a 53 year-old female Singaporean who had been warded in TTSH Ward 9D from 26 April, and was transferred to NCID on 28 April. She was tested for COVID-19 on 28 April and again on 30 April, and both results were negative. She developed a cough on 1 May, and was swabbed the next day. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection. Later on the same day, she developed a fever and runny nose. Her serology test result is negative. 

  • Case 62795 is a 79 year-old male Singaporean who had been warded in TTSH Ward 9D from 22 April, and was transferred to NCID on 28 April. He was tested for COVID-19 on 28 April, and his result was negative. On 2 May, he was tested again for COVID-19 even though he is asymptomatic, and his result came back positive the next day. His serology test result is negative.

Cases 62781, 62784 and 62790

Cases 62781, 62784 and 62790 are staff working at TTSH, and were tested as part of TTSH’s testing of all staff of the hospital.

  • Case 62781 is a 22 year-old female Malaysia national who is employed by UEMS Solutions Pte Ltd and deployed as a porter at TTSH. She was tested for COVID-19 on 28 April and her result was negative. She developed a sore throat on 29 April but did not seek medical treatment, and subsequently a fever and body aches on 1 May. On 2 May, she sought treatment at TTSH emergency department and her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection. Her serology test result is negative.

  • Case 62784 is a 25 year-old female Singaporean who works as a nurse at TTSH emergency department. She was tested for COVID-19 on 30 April and her result was negative. She developed a fever and sore throat on 2 May, and sought treatment at TTSH emergency department. Her test result came back positive on the same day. Her serology test result is pending. 

  • Case 62790 is a 26 year-old female Vietnam national who works as a nurse at TTSH Ward 9D. She was tested for COVID-19 on 28 April and her result was negative. She was placed on quarantine on 29 April and conveyed to a dedicated facility the next day. On 2 May, she was tested again for COVID-19 even though she is asymptomatic, and this time her test came back positive. Her serology test result was negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 62790 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 18 January, and the second dose on 8 February.


b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today. 

c) Imported cases: 7

Amongst the 7 imported cases, 

  • 3 (Cases 62782, 62783 and 62796) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India and the Philippines.

  • 1 (Case 62789) is a Dependant’s Pass holder who arrived from Nepal.

  • 2 (Cases 62793 and 62797) are Work Pass holders who arrived from the Philippines and Russia. 

  • 1 (Case 62785) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India to visit a 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 ongoing. 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.       20 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 60,806 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

7.       There are currently 131 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 267 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. 31 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. 


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
3 MAY 2021



[1] Case 62571 is a 39 year-old male Singaporean who is a family member of Case 62517, and had interacted with him over dinner on 25 April. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 28 April.

[2] Case 62517 is a 38 year-old male Singaporean who works as an Immigration & Checkpoints Authority Officer deployed at Changi Airport Terminal 1. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 27 April.

[3] Case 62541 is a 46 year-old nurse at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), and is deployed at Ward 9D. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 27 April. There are 35 cases in total linked to TTSH so far.