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01 Jun 2021

1st Jun 2021

As of 1 June 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 15 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. 8 are linked to previous cases, amongst whom 6 have already been placed on quarantine, and 2 were detected through surveillance. The remaining 7 are currently unlinked. The cases are in the community, and there are no new cases in the dormitories. There are 3 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 6 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 12 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

15

 

6

9

 

12

3

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

3

 

2

1

 

0

3

Total

18

 

 

 

 

 

 



2. Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 176 cases in the week before to 125 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 30 cases in the week before to 27 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 179 confirmed cases reported from 26 May to 1 June, 49 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 112 have tested negative, and 18 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 15

There are 15 cases in the community today, of whom 8 are linked to previous cases and 7 are currently unlinked. 

Currently unlinked cases 

Detected through surveillance:

Case 63922 is a 56 year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker. She developed a fever on 30 May, and sought medical treatment at a General Practitioner (GP) clinic on the same day, where she was tested for COVID-19. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 31 May. Her serology test result is negative.

Case 63924 is a 37 year-old female Singaporean who is a resident at MINDSville@Napiri. She developed a runny nose and cough on 29 May, and subsequently a fever on 30 May. She was conveyed to a polyclinic the next day, where she underwent both an antigen rapid test (ART) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Both tests came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 31 May. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63930 is a 72 year-old male Singaporean who is employed by SMN Elite Security Services as a security guard at Shriro House (11 Chang Charn Road). He developed a cough on 26 May but did not seek medical attention. He subsequently developed shortness of breath on 30 May night, and sought medical treatment at Sengkang General Hospital the next day where he was tested for COVID-19. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 31 May. His serology test result is pending.

Case 63931 is an 82 year-old male Singaporean who is a retiree. He developed a cough on 20 May but did not seek medical attention. On 27 May, he sought medical treatment at a GP clinic for a bloated stomach and breathing discomfort, and was not tested for COVID-19 as he did not report any acute respiratory infection (ARI) symptoms. On 31 May, he sought medical treatment at the same GP clinic for fever and cough, and was tested for COVID-19. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 1 June. His serology test result is negative.

Case 63932 is a 46 year-old male Singaporean who works as a front desk staff at Hotel Boss. He developed a fever and cough on 30 May and sought medical treatment at a polyclinic on 31 May, where he was administered both an ART and PCR test, and was immediately isolated when his ART test result came back positive on the same day. His PCR test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 31 May. His serology test result is pending. Case 63932 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 1 May, and the second dose on 27 May.

Case 63934 is a 29 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a carpark roving officer at TOP Parking Pte Ltd. He developed a fever and body aches on 29 May but did not seek medical treatment until 31 May when he visited a GP clinic, where he was administered both an ART and PCR test, and was immediately isolated when his ART test result came back positive on the same day. His PCR test result also came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 1 June. His serology test result is pending.

Case 63936 is a 26 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a delivery rider for Pizza Hut (Hougang Green). He was tested for COVID-19 on 26 May as part of our special testing operations for delivery riders working in Hougang, and his test result was negative. He developed a fever, cough, chills and loss of taste on 31 May and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on the same day, where he underwent both an ART and PCR test and was immediately isolated when his ART came back positive for COVID-19. His PCR test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 1 June. His serology test result is pending.

Hong Ye Group cleaners cluster

Detected through surveillance:

Case 63929 is a 17 year-old female Singaporean who works at Ang Mo Kio -Thye Hua Kwan Hospital, and had last gone to work on 28 May. She is a close contact of Case 639051. She developed a fever and sore throat on 30 May but did not seek medical treatment until 31 May when she visited a GP clinic and was tested for COVID-19. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is pending.

Tektronix cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 63933 is a 39 year-old female Singaporean who is homemaker. She is a family member and household contact of Case 637212, and was placed on quarantine on 25 May. She was tested for COVID-19 infection on 26 May during quarantine and her test result came back negative on the same day. She developed a fever on 31 May and was again tested for COVID-19. Her test result came back positive on the same day. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63399 cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 63917 is a 29 year-old female Malaysia national who works as a waitress at Chir Chir Restaurant (Bugis Junction) and was last at work on 15 May. She is a household contact of Cases 63399 and 639004 and was placed on quarantine on 17 May. She was tested for COVID-19 on 22 May during quarantine, and her test result was negative. She is asymptomatic and was detected when she was tested again on 30 May during quarantine, and her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 31 May. Her serology test result is negative.

Case 63660 cluster5

Already quarantined:

Case 63923 is a 2 year-old female Singaporean who is a student at Carpe Diem at 2 Ang Mo Kio Drive, and was last at school on 14 May. She is a family member of Cases 637016,  637027 and 639048, and was placed on quarantine on 24 May. She was tested on 30 May during quarantine, and her test result was negative. She is asymptomatic and was detected when she was tested again on 31 May during quarantine, and her test result came back positive for COVID-19 on the same day. Her serology test result is positive. 

Case 63743 cluster9 

Already quarantined:

Case 63938 is a 28 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a waiter at Acid Bar Pte Ltd and had last gone to work on 16 May. As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 63743, he was placed on quarantine on 31 May. He is asymptomatic and was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on 31 May during quarantine. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 1 June. His serology test result is pending.

Case 63887 cluster10 

Already quarantined:

Case 63920 is a 4 year-old female Singaporean who is a student at My First Skool (332B Anchorvale Link) and was last in school on 12 May. She is a family member and household contact of Cases 63887 and 63928. She developed a cough and a fever on 26 and 27 May respectively, and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on 28 May. As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 63887, she was placed on quarantine on 30 May, and was tested for COVID-19 on the same day. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 on 31 May. Her serology test result is pending. 

Case 63928 is a 27 year-old female Malaysia national who is a homemaker. She is a family member and household contact of Case 63920 and a family member of Case 63887, and was placed on quarantine on 30 May. She subsequently developed a fever and cough that evening and was tested for COVID-19 on 31 May. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is pending. 

Other linked cases

Already quarantined:

Case 63927 is a 30 year-old male Singaporean who works as a technician at ST Engineering Innosparks, and is a family member and household contact of Case 63922. He developed a fever and cough on 30 May and sought medical treatment at a polyclinic the next day, where he underwent both an ART and PCR test. He was immediately isolated when his ART came back positive. His PCR test result also came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. His serology test result is negative.

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today. 

c) Imported cases: 3

Amongst the 3 imported cases, 

• 2 (Cases 63919 and 63926) are Singaporeans who returned from India and the Philippines. 
• 1 (Case 63925) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from the Philippines for a work project in Singapore. 

They had all already been placed on SHN upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN. 

Case 63925 is a 38 year-old male Philippines national who arrived from the Philippines on 23 April 2021 for a work project in Singapore, and served SHN at a dedicated facility until 7 May. His pre-departure test taken in the Philippines on 22 April, on-arrival test in Singapore on 23 April, as well as his swab done on 6 May during SHN, were negative for COVID-19. He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on 29 May, and his test result came back positive on 30 May. His Ct value was very high, which is indicative of a low viral load, and his serology test result has also come back positive. Given that these indicate likely past infection, we have classified the case as imported based on his travel history. He is likely to be shedding minute fragments of the virus RNA, which are no longer transmissible and infective to others.

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.

Closure of Hua Zai outlets from 1 June

6. MOH is investigating cases of COVID-19 infection amongst individuals who work at Hua Zai outlets. Our epidemiological investigations have found that there is likely ongoing transmission among individuals who work at some of the Hua Zai outlets. The Hua Zai outlet in NTUC Foodfare (308 Anchorvale Road) has been closed since 30 May, following the detection of cases linked to the coffee shop. To break any potential chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning of the premises, all 26 Hua Zai outlets will be closed to all members of the public starting from 1 June 2021 and re-open 14 days later, on 15 June 2021. 

Update on condition of confirmed cases

7. 22 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 61,481 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

8. There are currently 217 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 2 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 338 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. 33 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

[1] Case 63905 is an 18 year-old male Singaporean who is a full-time National Serviceman at the Civil Defence Academy. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 30 May.

[2] 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.

[3] Case 63399 is a 35 year-old male Malaysia national who is a kitchen crew at Kota Zheng Zong Bak Kut Teh (Serangoon Gardens). He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 May.

[4] Case 63900 is a 30 year-old male Malaysia national who works as an administrative staff at Sin Wei Precision Mechanical. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 30 May.

[5] Case 63660 is a 31 year-old male Singaporean who works as a property agent with ERA Realty Network Pte Ltd. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 23 May.

[6] Case 63701 is a 60 year-old male Singaporean who is a retiree. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 24 May.

[7] Case 63702 is a 57 year-old female Singaporean who works as a retail vendor at Chong Pang City. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 24 May.

[8] Case 63904 is a 33 year-old female Singaporean who works as a manager at Changi Airport Group and has been working from home. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 30 May.

[9] Case 63743 is a 24 year-old male Malaysia national who works at McDonald’s (The Woodgrove). He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 26 May.

[10] Case 63887 is a 65 year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 30 May.