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19 Jun 2021

19th Jun 2021

          As of 19 June 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 14 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. The cases are in the community, and there are no new cases in the dormitories. Of the 14 cases, 7 are linked to previous cases and have already been placed on quarantine. 7 were detected through surveillance, amongst whom 3 are linked to previous cases and 4 are currently unlinked.  There are 7 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 12 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 9 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

14

 

7

7

 

9

5

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

7

 

7

0

 

0

7

Total

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.         Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 32 cases in the week before to 109 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 14 cases in the week before to 18 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 140 confirmed cases reported from 13 June to 19 June, 48 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 82 have tested negative, and 10 serology test results are pending.

 

Case Details

a)         Cases in the community: 14

There are 14 cases in the community today, of whom 10 are linked to previous cases and 4 are currently unlinked.

 

Currently unlinked cases

Detected through surveillance:

Case 64326 is a 46 year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker. She developed a fever and runny nose on 16 June and sought medical treatment at a polyclinic on 18 June, where she was administered both an antigen rapid test (ART) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. She was immediately isolated when her ART result came back positive. Her PCR test result also came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 18 June. Her serology test result is pending. Case 64326 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 3 April, and the second dose on 1 May.

Case 64330 is an 86 year-old female Singaporean who is a retiree. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 18 June as part of our community surveillance testing for visitors to 115 and 116 Bukit Merah View. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is negative.

Case 64333 is a 44 year-old female Indonesia national who is a foreign domestic worker. She was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 17 June as part of our community surveillance testing for visitors to 115 and 116 Bukit Merah View. Later that day, she developed a cough. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 18 June. Her serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 64333 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 23 May, and the second dose on 13 June.

Case 64336 is a 31 year-old female Vietnam national who works as a pastry maker at Bakery Point (920 Tiong Bahru Road). She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 18 June as part of our community surveillance testing for visitors to 86 Redhill Close. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 19 June. Her serology test result is pending.

 

115 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 64319 is a 42 year-old female Singaporean who works as a technical executive at  Nanyang Polytechnic. She developed a cough on 12 June and subsequently a sore throat on 13 June, and sought medical treatment at a polyclinic on 14 June, where she was tested for COVID-19. Her test result was negative for COVID-19. As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 64229[1], she was placed on quarantine on 16 June. She was tested for COVID-19 on 17 June during quarantine, and her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 18 June. Her serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 64319 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 29 March, and the second dose on 26 April.

Case 64322 is a 45 year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident who is an operations staff at Paxxus Pte Ltd. As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 64231[2], she was placed on quarantine on 14 June. She was tested for COVID-19 the next day and her test result came back negative on 16 June. She subsequently developed a fever, sore throat and runny nose on 17 June and was tested again for COVID-19. Her test result came back positive for  COVID-19 infection on 18 June. Her serology test result is pending.

 

Detected through surveillance:

Case 64321 is an 81 year-old male Singaporean who is a retiree. He developed a cough on 15 June but did not seek medical attention. He was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on 17 June as part of our community surveillance testing for visitors to 115 and 116 Bukit Merah View. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 18 June. His serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 64321 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 13 March, and the second dose on 3 April.

Case 64329 is a 41 year-old female Indonesia national who is a foreign domestic worker and had visited 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 18 June as part of our community surveillance testing for visitors to 115 and 116 Bukit Merah View. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is negative.

Case 64334 is a 35 year-old female Singaporean who works in an administrative role at J. Roger Preston Ltd. She developed a sore throat on 13 June and sought medical treatment at a General Practitioner (GP) clinic on 14 June, where she was tested for COVID-19. Her test result came back negative for COVID-19 on the same day. On 18 June, she was tested for COVID-19 as part of our community surveillance testing for residents of 121 Bukit Merah View. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection the same day. She subsequently developed fever, cough and body aches on 19 June. Her serology test result is pending.

 

Tektronix cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 64331 is a 14 year-old male Singaporean who a student at Canberra Secondary School and was last in school on 18 May. He is a family member and household contact of Cases 63721[3], 63933[4], 64065[5] and 64066[6], and a household contact of Case 64050[7], and was placed on quarantine on 25 May. He was tested for COVID-19 on 27 May and 4 June during quarantine and his test results were negative for COVID-19. He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested again for COVID-19 on 18 June. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. His serology test result is negative.

 

Case 64263 cluster [8] 

Already quarantined:

Case 64323 is a 66 year-old male Singaporean who is a retiree. He is a family member of Cases 64324 and 64325, and a household contact of Case 64263, and was placed on quarantine on 16 June. He developed a fever on 17 June and was tested for COVID-19 on the same day during quarantine. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 on 18 June. His serology test result is pending.

Case 64324 is an 89 year-old female Singaporean who is a retiree. She is a family member of Cases 64323 and 64325, and a household contact of Case 64263, and was placed on quarantine on 16 June. She developed a fever on 17 June and was tested for COVID-19 on the same day during quarantine. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 on 18 June. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 64325 is a 64 year-old female Singaporean who works in an administrative role at Hong Leong Finance (16 Raffles Quay). She is a family member and household contact of Cases 64323 and 64324, and a household contact of Case 64263, and was placed on quarantine on 16 June. She developed a cough, runny nose and loss of taste that night but did not report her symptoms. She subsequently developed a fever on 17 June and was tested for COVID-19 on the same day during quarantine. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 18 June. Her serology test result is pending. Case 64325 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 22 May, and the second dose on 12 June.

 

Case 64264 cluster [9]

Already quarantined:

Case 64332 is a 30 year-old female Indonesia national who is a foreign domestic worker. As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 64264, she was placed on quarantine on 16 June. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 18 June. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 19 June. Her serology test result is pending.

 

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 64337, 64338 and 64339) are Singaporeans and 4 (Cases 64320, 64327, 64335 and 64341) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India, Thailand and the UAE.

They have 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.         36 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 62,023 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7.         There are currently 153 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. 193 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. 34 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
19 JUNE 2021



[1]  Case 64229 is an 87 year-old male Singaporean who is a retiree. He frequently visited 115 and 116 Bukit Merah View. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 13 June.
[2]  Case 64231 is a 35 year-old male India national who works as a sales executive at Halnaz Frozen Goods Pte Ltd. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 14 June.
[3]  Case 63721 is a 50 year-old male Singaporean who works as an engineer at Tektronix Southeast Asia Pte Ltd. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 24 May
[4]  Case 63933 is a 39 year-old female Singaporean who is homemaker. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 31 May.
[5]  Case 64065 is a 13 year-old male Singaporean who is a student at Canberra Secondary School. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 5 June.
[6]  Case 64066 is a 10 year-old male Singaporean who is a student at Endeavour Primary School. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 5 June.
[7]  Case 64050 is a 25 year-old female Indonesia national who is a foreign domestic worker. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 4 June.
[8]  Case 64263 is a 47 year-old female Indonesia national who is a foreign domestic worker. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 16 June.
[9]  Case 64264 is a 32 year-old female Indonesia national who is a foreign domestic worker. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 16 June.