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09 Jun 2021

9th Jun 2021

                  As of 9 June 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 2 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. 1 is linked to previous cases, and has already been placed on quarantine. The remaining case is currently unlinked.  The cases are in the community, and there are no new cases in the dormitories. There are 2 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 2 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 2 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

2

 

1

1

 

2

0

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

2

 

2

0

 

0

2

Total

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.            

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 126 cases in the week before to 71 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 26 cases in the week before to 6 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 123 confirmed cases reported from 3 June to 9 June, 72 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 42 have tested negative, and 9 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a)    Cases in the community: 2

There are 2 cases in the community today, of whom 1 is linked to previous cases and 1 is currently unlinked.

Currently unlinked case

Detected through surveillance:

Case 64114 is a 29 year-old male Myanmar national who works as a repair worker at Grandwork Interior. He developed a fever on 1 June and sought medical treatment at a General Practitioner (GP) clinic on the same day. He subsequently developed body aches on 4 June and returned to the same GP clinic. On both occasions, he was not tested for COVID-19. He was detected when he was tested on 5 June as part of Rostered Routine Testing (RRT). His pooled test result came back positive for COVID-19 on 7 June, and an individual test was done on the same day. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 7 June. His earlier tests from RRT – the last being on 8 May – were all negative for COVID-19 infection. His serology test result is positive. Case 64114 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 31 May.

NTUC Foodfare (308 Anchorvale Road) cluster

Already Quarantined:

Case 64117 is a 21 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a kitchen assistant at Rice Garden (308 Anchorvale Road). He is a workplace contact of Case 63874[1], and was placed on quarantine on 29 May. He was tested for COVID-19 on 30 May during quarantine and his test result was negative. He subsequently developed a fever and cough on 7 June and reported his symptoms. He was tested for COVID-19 on 8 June and his test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. His serology test result is pending.

b)    Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today.

c)    Imported cases: 2

Amongst the 2 imported cases, 1 (Case 64118) is a Singaporean and 1 (Case 64119) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from India and Iraq.

They have 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.             38 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 61,740 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7.             There are currently 158 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. 291 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.


[1] Case 63874 is a 29 year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who works as a chef at Rice Garden (308 Anchorvale Road). He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 29 May.