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04 Mar 2021

3rd Mar 2021

     As of 3 March 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 2 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. The cases are in the community, and there are no new cases in the dormitories. There are 21 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 22 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

2

 

0

2

 

1

1

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

21

 

21

0

 

0

21

Total

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.    Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 2 cases in the week before to 4 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from none in the week before to 4 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 89 confirmed cases reported from 25 February to 3 March, 35 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 26 have tested negative, and 28 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 2

There are 2 cases in the community today who are currently unlinked.

Case 60588

Case 60588 is an 82 year-old male Singaporean who is a retiree.

He developed a runny nose, body aches and chills on 14 February and sought medical treatment at a General Practitioner clinic on 22 February. He was tested for COVID-19 but his test came back negative. On 1 March, he sought medical treatment again as he was still feeling unwell, and was swabbed for COVID-19. His test came back positive for COVID-19 infection the next day, and he was conveyed in an ambulance to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). His serological test result has come back negative, indicating that this is likely a current infection.

While he had registered for COVID-19 vaccination on 22 February, he did not proceed with vaccination on his appointment date as he had been advised earlier by his doctor to postpone vaccination if he was feeling unwell.

Case 60619

Case 60619 is a 38 year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident who is a homemaker.

She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she took a COVID-19 pre-departure test on 2 March in preparation for a trip to India. Her result came back positive for COVID-19 infection the next day and she was conveyed to NCID in an ambulance. Her serological test result is pending.

Epidemiological investigations are ongoing. In the meantime, all the identified close contacts of the cases, including their 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 cases could have been infected by them.

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today.

c)  Imported cases: 21

Amongst the 21 imported cases,

  • 1 (Case 60618) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who arrived from Indonesia.
  • 20 (Cases 60594, 60597, 60598, 60599, 60600, 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60608, 60609, 60610, 60611, 60612, 60613, 60614 and 60616) are Work Pass holders who arrived from India, Nepal and Nigeria.

They had 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.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

5.     7 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 59,849 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

6.     There are currently 18 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. 83 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.

 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
3 MARCH 2021