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25 Jun 2021

25th Jun 2021

          As of 25 June 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 15 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 15 cases, 4 are linked to previous cases and have already been placed on quarantine. 11 were detected through surveillance, amongst whom 8 are linked to previous cases and 3 are currently unlinked. There are 5 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 7 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 13 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

 

4

11

 

12

3

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

5

 

5

0

 

1

4

Total

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.         Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 104 cases in the week before to 93 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has 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 131 confirmed cases reported from 19 June to 25 June, 40 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 77 have tested negative, and 14 serology test results are pending.

 

Case Details

a)         Cases in the community: 15

There are 15 cases in the community today, of whom 12 are linked to previous cases and 3 are currently unlinked.

 

Currently unlinked cases

Detected through surveillance:

Case 64444 is a 32 year-old male Singaporean who works as an equipment specialist at Singapore General Hospital. He developed a sore throat and cough on 23 June and sought medical treatment at his workplace on 24 June. His test result came positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. His serology test result is pending. Case 64444 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 13 January, and his second dose on 3 February.

Case 64450 is a 31 year-old male Malaysia national who is employed by Fourways Pte Ltd as a cleaner at National University of Singapore’s Prince George’s Park Residence. He developed a fever on 22 June and sought medical treatment at a General Practitioner (GP) clinic the next day, where he underwent both an antigen rapid test (ART) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. His ART result was negative for COVID-19. His PCR test result came positive for COVID-19 infection on 24 June. His serology test result is pending. Case 64450 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 15 January, and his second dose on 5 February.

Case 64454 is an 84 year-old female Singaporean who is a retiree. She developed a cough on 16 June but did not seek medical attention. She was detected when she was conveyed to Singapore General Hospital for an unrelated medical condition on 24 June, and was tested for COVID-19. Her test result came positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is pending.


115 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 64445 is a 2 year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who is a student at Hope Child Care Centre (3501 Jalan Bukit Merah), and was last in school on 7 May. He is a family member and household contact of Case 64421[1], and was placed on quarantine on 23 June. He developed a fever on 23 June and was tested for COVID-19 on the same day during quarantine. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 on 24 June. His serology test result is pending.

Case 64461 is an 11 year-old male Singaporean who is a student at Alexandra Primary School and was last in school on 28 May. As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 64435[2], he was placed on quarantine on 23 June. He developed a fever and cough on 23 June but did not report his symptoms. He was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on 24 June, and his test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 25 June. His serology test result is pending.


105 Henderson Crescent cluster

Detected through surveillance:

Case 64446 is a 70 year-old female Singaporean who is a retiree. She is a family member and household contact of Case 64447. She developed a runny nose on 24 June but did not seek medical attention. She was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on the same day as part of our community surveillance testing for residents of 105 Henderson Crescent. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 24 June. Her serology test result is pending. Case 64446 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 10 June.

Case 64447 is a 40 year-old female Singaporean who works as a finance executive at ST Engineering. She is a family member and household contact of Case 64446. She was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 24 June as part of our community surveillance testing for residents of 105 Henderson Crescent. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. She developed a fever later on the same day. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 64448 is a 45 year-old male Philippines national who works as a maintenance specialist at Air Liquide and was last at work on 21 June. He is asymptomatic and was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on 24 June as part of our community surveillance testing for residents of 105 Henderson Crescent. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. His serology test result is pending. Case 64448 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 2 April, and the second dose on 30 April.

Case 64455 is a 32 year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who works as a part-time delivery rider with Grab and Foodpanda, and was last at work on 20 June. He is a family member of Case 64456. He developed a runny nose and sore throat on 21 June, and a fever on 24 June, but did not seek medical attention. He was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on 24 June as part of our community surveillance testing for residents of 105 Henderson Crescent. He was immediately isolated when his ART result came back positive for COVID-19 on the same day. His PCR test result also came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 24 June. His serology test result is pending. Case 64455 received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on 26 March, and the second dose on 19 April.

Case 64456 is a 32 year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident who works as an operation manager at Green Mart SG. She is a family member of Case 64455. She developed a fever on 24 June, but did not seek medical attention. She was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on the same day as part of our community surveillance testing for residents of 105 Henderson Crescent. She was immediately isolated when her ART result came back positive for COVID-19 on the same day. Her PCR test result also came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 24 June. Her serology test result is pending. 

Case 64457 is a 45 year-old male Singaporean who works as a manager at Meinhardt Group and was last at work on 15 June. He developed a fever and headache on 22 June, but did not seek medical attention. He was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on 24 June as part of community surveillance testing for residents of 105 Henderson Crescent. His ART result came  back was positive for COVID-19 on 24 June and he was immediately isolated. His PCR test result came back positive for COVID-19 on 25 June. His serology test result is pending. Case 64457 received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on 22 June. 


Changi General Hospital cluster

Detected through surveillance:

Case 64442 is a 67 year-old male Singaporean who works as a porter at Changi General Hospital. He is a workplace contact of Cases 64413[3] and 64443. He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on 23 June as part of the Hospital’s surveillance testing. His test result came positive for COVID-19 infection on 24 June. His earlier tests from Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) – the last being on 15 June – were all negative for COVID-19 infection. His serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 64442 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 11 June.

Case 64443 is a 72 year-old male Singaporean who works as a porter at Changi General Hospital. He is a workplace contact of Cases 64413 and 64442. He developed a runny nose on 16 June but did not seek medical attention. He was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on 23 June as part of the Hospital’s surveillance testing. His test result came positive for COVID-19 infection on 24 June. His earlier tests from RRT – the last being on 10 June – were all negative for COVID-19 infection. His serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 64442 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 18 March and the second dose on 8 April.


Case 64264 cluster [4]

Already quarantined:

Case 64449 is a 30 year-old female Indonesia national who is a foreign domestic worker. As she had been identified as a contact of Case 64264, she was placed on phone surveillance on 16 June. On 23 June, she was placed on quarantine as she is a household contact of Case 64420[5]. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 24 June during quarantine. Her test result came positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is positive.

 

Other linked cases

Already quarantined:

Case 64451 is a 31 year-old male China national who works as a driver with MW Impex Pte Ltd. He is a workplace contact of Case 64388[6], and was placed on quarantine on 22 June. He was tested for COVID-19 on 22 June during quarantine, and his test result was negative. He developed a fever, cough and sore throat on 24 June, and reported his symptoms, and was tested for COVID-19 on the same day. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 24 June. His serology test result is pending.

 

b)         Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today.

 

c)         Imported cases: 5

Amongst the 5 imported cases,

•           2 (Cases 64441 and 64459) are Singaporeans and 2 (Cases 64440 and 64460) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India, Indonesia and the UK.
•           1 (Case 64458) is a Work Permit holder who arrived from the Philippines.

They have all already been placed on SHN or isolated upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN or during isolation.

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.

Collection of ART self-test kits for residents in Bukit Merah/ Redhill region

6.         MOH is investigating multiple cases of COVID-19 infection amongst individuals who reside, work in or visited the Bukit Merah/ Redhill area. In order to disrupt any wider, undetected community transmission, we have been conducting special testing operations for these individuals, as well as deploying wastewater testing in the area.

7.         As an added layer of ringfencing to help to identify cases and prevent further transmission, MOH is working with the People’s Association for residents of specific blocks within the region to collect ART kits, from 26 to 27 June 2021, at their nearest Residents’ Committee Centre. Eligible residents are strongly encouraged to collect and perform self-testing using these ART kits. Residents should refer to https://www.gowhere.gov.sg/art to check on their eligibility and the nearest Residents’ Committee Centre for self-collection.


Update on condition of confirmed cases

8.         21 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 62,161 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

9.         There are currently 139 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 4 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 178 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. 35 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
25 JUNE 2021


 

[1]  Case 64421 is a 34 year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident who is a homemaker. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 23 June.
[2]  Case 64435 is a 33 year-old female Singaporean who works part-time at J&T Express Singapore. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 23 June.
[3]  Case 64413 is a 35 year-old male Singaporean who works as a porter at Changi General Hospital. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 23 June.
[4]  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.
[5]  Case 64420 is a 78 year-old female Singaporean who is a retiree. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 23 June.
[6]  Case 64388 is a 36 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a driver at Omni Aquatic Supplies Pte Ltd. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 22 June.