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07 Apr 2020

5th Apr 2020

           23 more cases[1] of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 320 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

2.       As of 5 April 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 120 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, of which four are imported and 116 are local cases who have no recent travel history abroad. Among the local cases, we have established links to existing clusters for 50 cases. Contact tracing is ongoing for the remaining 66 cases.

Links between previous cases found

3.          Further epidemiological investigations and contact tracing have uncovered links between previously announced and new cases.

a)          Three of the newly confirmed cases (Cases 1193, 1226, 1299) are linked to two previous cases (Case 1049 and 1140), forming a new cluster at Tampines Dormitory (2 Tampines Place).

b)         Two of the earlier confirmed cases (Cases 1018 and 1144) have now been linked to a new cluster at Cochrane Lodge I (51 Admiralty Road West).

c)       Four of the earlier confirmed cases (Cases 1049, 1012,1183, 1184) have now been linked to a new cluster at a construction site at 6 Battery Road.

d)       22 additional cases are linked to the cluster at S11 Dormitory @ Punggol (2 Seletar North Link), which has a total of 63 confirmed cases[2] now.

e)          10 additional case is linked to the cluster at Westlite Toh Guan dormitory (18 Toh Guan Road East), which has a total of 28 confirmed cases[3] now.

f)          Three additional cases are linked to the cluster at Toh Guan Dormitory (19A Toh Guan Road East), which has a total of eight confirmed cases now (Cases 963, 1079, 1106, 1148, 1150, 1195, 1254 and 1273).

g)       One additional case is linked to the cluster at Sungei Tengah Lodge (500 Old Choa Chu Kang Road), which has a total of four confirmed cases now (Cases 1054, 1077, 1124 and 1267).

h)         Three additional cases are linked to the cluster at a construction site at Project Glory (50 Market Street), which has a total of 15 confirmed cases now (Cases 956, 967, 1019, 1065, 1078, 1079, 1104, 1120, 1124, 1149, 1162, 1181, 1191, 1226 and 1273).

i)            Nine additional cases are linked to the cluster at Mustafa Centre (145 Syed Alwi Road), which has a total of 28 confirmed cases[4] now.


j)         One additional case is linked to the cluster at Keppel Shipyard (51 Pioneer Sector 1), which has a total of seven cases now (Cases 878, 898, 907, 1076, 1158, 1172 and 1270).

4.       Contact tracing is underway for unlinked cases to establish any links to previous cases or travel history to affected countries or regions.

5.         Please refer to the Annex for a summary of the confirmed cases, and the MOH website for the situation report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report).

Cases from public healthcare sector

Case 1237

6.        Case 1237 is a 35 year-old female Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. She reported onset of symptoms on 3 April, and subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 4 April. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the Singapore General Hospital.

7.          She is employed as a doctor at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital but had not gone to work since onset of symptoms.

Case 1238

8.            Case 1238 is a 27 year-old male Indian national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder and has no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. He reported onset of symptoms on 3 April, and subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 4 April afternoon. He is currently warded in an isolation room at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH).

9.            He is employed as a technician at NTFGH and had been at work for less than an hour after onset of symptoms.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

10.           To date, a total of 320 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

11.       Of the 569 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. 25 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 414 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and cared for at Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital and the Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC. Six have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

Update on contact tracing for confirmed cases

12.             Contact tracing for the confirmed cases is ongoing. Once identified, MOH will closely monitor all close contacts. As a precautionary measure, they will be quarantined for 14 days from their last exposure to the patient. In addition, all other identified contacts who have a low risk of being infected will be under active surveillance, and will be contacted daily to monitor their health status.

13,          As of 5 April 2020, 12pm, MOH has identified 17,345 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 5,995 are currently quarantined, and 11,350 have completed their quarantine.



[1] Cases 145, 163, 169, 177, 191, 204, 250, 267, 312, 373, 430, 443, 480, 614, 643, 645, 727, 745, 748, 752, 783, 832 and 1000.

[2] Cases 826, 829, 852, 860, 946, 947, 966, 979, 982, 993, 1035, 1039, 1047, 1050, 1061, 1066, 1074, 1083, 1084, 1089, 1107, 1108, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1126, 1135, 1138, 1145, 1153, 1155, 1156, 1171, 1173, 1174, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1213, 1222, 1223, 1224, 1225, 1236, 1275, 1279, 1280, 1283, 1284, 1285, 1286, 1287, 1288, 1289, 1290, 1291, 1292, 1293, 1300 and 1302. 

[3] Cases 655, 875, 922, 924, 925, 926, 934, 977, 1011, 1012, 1054, 1062, 1068, 1072, 1100, 1101, 1113, 1176, 1194, 1202, 1216, 1218, 1238, 1251, 1252, 1253, 1255 and 1256.

[4] Cases 616, 788, 866, 908, 911, 938, 1001, 1015, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1046, 1056, 1093, 1096, 1127, 1180, 1188, 1189, 1199, 1200, 1201, 1209, 1219, 1259, 1260, 1277 and 1282.