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01 Dec 2020

1st Dec 2020

                     As of 1 December 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 2 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. Of these, 1 is in the community, and 1 resides in a dormitory. There are 8 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 9 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 1 was 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


0

1

Cases residing in dormitories

1


0

1


0

1

Imported cases

8


8

0


1

7

Total

10








2.          Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of 5 cases in the past week who are currently unlinked. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme.

Case Details

a)    Cases in the community: 1

There is 1 case in the community today who is currently unlinked. Case 58431 is a Singaporean who works as a cleaner at the transit area at Changi Airport Terminal 3. She is asymptomatic, and was detected through our bi-weekly Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) of workers at the frontlines of COVID-19 operations.

She was conveyed to the hospital when her test came back positive for COVID-19 infection. Her serological test result is negative, which indicates a likely current infection.

She stays at Yishun Ring Road with her husband who is currently unemployed. At work, she dons personal protective equipment, including a face mask, face shield, gloves and gown. Her earlier swabs done as part of RRT were all negative.

Epidemiological investigations are in progress. In the meantime, all the identified close contacts of the case, including her family members and co-workers, 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 case could have been infected by them.

b)    Cases residing in dormitories: 1

There is 1 case residing in a dormitory today. Case 58434 is asymptomatic, and was detected through our proactive surveillance. He was conveyed to the hospital when his swab result came back positive for COVID-19 infection, and all his close contacts at the dormitory and his workplace have been isolated and placed on quarantine.

c)    Imported cases: 8

Amongst the 8 imported cases, 6 are currently employed in Singapore. Of these, 1 (Case 58430) is a Work Pass holder who arrived from Japan and 5 (Cases 58435, 58436, 58437, 58438 and 58439) are Work Permit holders who arrived from Indonesia and Myanmar. Another case (Case 58433) is a Long-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from Russia. They had already been placed on SHN upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN.

The remaining case (Case 58432) is a Special Pass holder who entered Singapore from Indonesia, and was arrested by the Singapore Police Force’s Police Coast Guard for his suspected involvement in a prior case. He was tested for COVID-19 infection, and isolated until he was conveyed to the hospital when his result came back positive.

3.             Please refer to the Annexes and MOH’s daily Situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report) for details.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

4.             5 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,139 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

5.             There are currently 29 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 31 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. 29 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.