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04 Jun 2021

2nd Jun 2021

      As of 2 June 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 24 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. 19 are linked to previous cases, amongst whom 17 have already been placed on quarantine, and 2 were detected through surveillance. [1] The remaining 5 are currently unlinked. The cases are in the community, and there are no new cases in the dormitories. There are 7 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 14 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 17 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

24

 

17

7

 

15

9

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

7

 

7

0

 

2

5

Total

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.    Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 165 cases in the week before to 126 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 30 cases in the week before to 27 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 184 confirmed cases reported from 27 May to 2 June, 55 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 108 have tested negative, and 21 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 24

There are 24 cases in the community today, of whom 19 are linked to previous cases and 5 are currently unlinked.

Currently unlinked cases

Detected through surveillance:

Case 63939 is a 22 year-old female Myanmar national who works as a healthcare assistant at Grace Lodge. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she was tested on 31 May as part of our surveillance testing of nursing home staff . Her pooled test result came back positive for COVID-19 on the same day. An individual test was done on 31 May, and her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 1 June. Her serology test result is positive. Case 63939 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 4  February and the second dose on 25 February.

Case 63941 is a 36 year-old female Vietnam national who is a homemaker. She developed a fever on 29 May, and sought medical treatment at a General Practitioner (GP) clinic on 31 May, where she was tested for COVID-19. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 1 June. Her serology test result is negative.

Case 63964 is a 61 year-old female Singaporean who works at NTUC FairPrice (Clementi Avenue 3), and had last gone to work on 26 May. She developed body aches on 30 May, and subsequently a fever and sore throat on 1 June. She sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on the same day, where she underwent an antigen rapid test (ART). She was immediately isolated when her ART result came back positive, and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test was administered. Her PCR test result also came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 1 June. Her serology test result is pending. Case 63964 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 30 May.

Case 63971 is a 43 year-old female Singaporean who works in an administrative role at Selarang Park Community Supervision Centre, and had last gone to work on 10 March. She developed a cough on 29 May but did not seek medical attention. She was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 1 June as part of our special testing operations for residents of Hougang Avenue 8. She developed a sore throat, blocked nose and loss of taste the next day, and her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 2 June. Her serology test result is pending. Case 63971 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 28 January and the second dose on 18 February.

Case 63973 is an 80 year-old female Singaporean who is a retiree. She is asymptomatic and was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 1 June as part of our special testing operations for residents of Yishun Street 72. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 63973 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 11 March and the second dose on 1 April.

Changi Prison Complex cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 63943 is a 46 year-old male Singaporean who is an inmate at Changi Prison Complex. As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 63160 [2], he was placed on quarantine on 13 May. He was tested regularly for COVID-19 during quarantine – the last test being on 29 May – and all his test results were negative. He is asymptomatic and was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 again on 31 May and his test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection. He has tested preliminarily positive for the B.1.617 variant, and is pending further confirmatory tests. His serology test result is pending.

Chevy’s Bar and Bistro cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 63960 is a 30 year-old female Malaysia national who is a massage therapist at Zenith Healing @ La Maison De Ja. She is a close contact of Case 63846 [3], and was placed on quarantine on 28 May. She developed a sore throat and cough on the same day, and was tested for COVID-19. Her test result came back negative for COVID-19 infection on 28 May. She subsequently developed a fever on 1 June and was tested for COVID-19 on the same day. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 1 June. Her serology test result is pending.

Hong Ye Group cleaners cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 63952 is a 52 year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker. She is a family member of Case 63839 [4], and was placed on quarantine on 29 May. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 1 June during quarantine. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63953 is a 4 year-old male Singaporean who is a student at The Spark Playhouse (406 Hougang Avenue 10). He is a family member of Case 63839, and was placed on quarantine on 29 May. He is asymptomatic and was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on 1 June during quarantine. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. His serology test result is pending.

Detected through surveillance:

Case 63970 is a 9 year-old male Singaporean who is a student at Fuhua Primary School and had last gone to school on 18 May. He developed a fever on 31 May and sought medical attention at a GP clinic the next day, where he underwent an ART and PCR test, and was immediately isolated when his ART result came back positive on 1 June. On the same day, as he had been identified as a family member of Case 63953, he was placed on quarantine. His PCR test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 2 June. His serology test result is pending.

MINDSville@Napiri cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 63949 is a 30 year-old female Philippines national who works as a nursing aide at MINDSville@Napiri. She developed a runny nose, cough and sore throat on 29 May but did not seek medical attention. As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 63924 [5], she was placed on quarantine on 1 June and tested for COVID-19 on the same day. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 1 June. Her serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 63949 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 17  February and the second dose on 11 March.

Case 63950 is a 55 year-old female Singaporean who is a resident at MINDSville@Napiri. She developed a runny nose on 31 May. As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 63924, she was placed on quarantine on 1 June and tested for COVID-19 on the same day. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 1 June. Her serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 63950 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 5 February and the second dose on 26 February.

Case 63961 is a 64 year-old female Singaporean who is a resident at MINDSville@Napiri. She developed a runny nose on 1 June and was tested for COVID-19 on the same day. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 1 June. Her serology test result is pending. Case 63961 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 5 February and the second dose on 26 February.

Case 63962 is a 47 year-old female Singaporean who is a resident at MINDSville@Napiri. She developed a fever on 1 June and was tested for COVID-19 on the same day. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 1 June. Her serology test result is pending. Case 63962 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 5 February and the second dose on 26 February.

All 255 staff and residents of MINDSville@Napiri have been tested for COVID-19 since the first case (Case 63924) was confirmed on 31 May. In total, 27 cases linked to MINDSville@Napiri have tested positive for COVID-19 infection so far. 1 was announced on 1 June, 4 are included in today’s case count, and another 22 cases will be included in tomorrow’s case count following verification of the test results. MINDSville@Napiri has stopped all admissions and discharges, and visiting has ceased from 1 June. All residents, staff and other close contacts including day care clients, visitors and vendors, will be placed on quarantine, and will be tested during quarantine.

NTUC Foodfare (308 Anchorvale Road) cluster

Already Quarantined:

Case 63958 is a 20 year-old female Vietnam national who works as a kitchen assistant at NTUC Foodfare (308 Anchorvale Road). She developed a fever on 29 May but did not seek medical attention. As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 63854 [6], she was placed on quarantine on 30 May. She was tested for COVID-19 infection on 1 June during quarantine and her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection the same day. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63806 cluster [7]

Already quarantined:

Case 63951 is a 61 year-old male Singaporean who works as a technician at Gleneagles Hospital. He is a family member and household contact of Cases 63876 [8] and 63955, and was placed on quarantine on 29 May. He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested on 31 May during quarantine. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 1 June. His serology test result is negative.

Case 63954 is a 36 year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident who works as a senior executive at ICFC Pte Ltd, and has been working from home. She is a family member and household contact of Case 63875 [9] , and was placed on quarantine on 29 May. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 infection on 31 May and her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection the next day. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63955 is a 61 year-old female Singaporean who is a canteen vendor at Greenwood Primary School and had last gone to work on 18 May. She developed a cough on 29 May but did not seek medical attention. As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 63876, she was placed on quarantine on 29 May. She was tested for COVID-19 infection on 31 May during quarantine and her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection the next day. Her serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 63955 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 14 May.

Detected through surveillance:

Case 63968 is a 39 year-old male Singaporean who works at Versaform. He developed a fever on 31 May and a cough on 1 June, and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on 1 June, where he underwent both an ART and PCR test, and was immediately isolated when his ART result came back positive. His PCR test result came back positive for COVID-19 on 2 June. His serology test result is pending.

Case 63887 cluster [10]

Already quarantined:

Case 63940 is a 93 year-old female Singaporean who is a retiree. She is a family member and household contact of Case 63887, and was placed on quarantine on 30 May. She is asymptomatic and was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 31 May during quarantine. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 1 June. Her serology test result is positive. Case 63940 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 18 March, and the second dose on 9 April.

Case 63947 is a 28 year-old male Singaporean who works at Typo (Westgate). He was tested for COVID-19 on 28 May as part of our testing operations for those who worked in or visited JEM or Westgate and his test result came back negative for COVID-19 infection. As he had been identified as a family member and household contact of Cases 63920 [11] and 63928 [12] and a family member of Case 63887, he was placed on quarantine on 30 May. He is asymptomatic and was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on 30 May. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 31 May. His serology test result is negative.

Case 63941 cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 63963 is a 3 year-old male Singaporean who is a student at PCF Sparkletots Preschool (Kreta Ayer – Kim Seng), and was last in school on 14 May. He is a family member and household contact of Cases 63941 and 63966. He developed a runny nose on 17 May and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic. He subsequently developed a cough, body aches and headache on 28 May but did not seek medical treatment. As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 63941, he was placed on quarantine on 1 June and was tested for COVID-19 on the same day. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. His serology test result is negative.

Case 63966 is a 71 year-old female Singaporean who works as a stall assistant at 328 Katong Laksa Tiong Bahru Plaza and was last at work on 27 May. She developed a cough, body aches and headaches on 28 May but did not seek medical attention. As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 63941, she was placed on quarantine on 1 June and was tested for COVID-19 on the same day. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is negative.

Other linked cases

Already quarantined:

Case 63969 is a 24 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a barber at Atatcutz Singapore (348 Bedok Road), and is a close contact of Case 63936 [13]. He developed a fever, cough and runny nose on 29 May but did not seek medical attention. As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 63936, he was placed on quarantine on 1 June and reported his symptoms. He was tested for COVID-19 on the same day and his test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 2 June. His serology test result is pending.

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today.

c) Imported cases: 7

Amongst the 7 imported cases,

  • 2 (Cases 63944 and 63959) are Singaporeans and 4 (Cases 63945, 63946, 63956 and 63965) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India and the UAE.  
  • 1 (Case 63957) is a Long-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India

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.

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.

6.  MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to the Tuas South Community Care Facility cluster for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed.

Community Surveillance Testing for Visitors to 455 Sengkang West Avenue

7.   MOH is investigating cases of COVID-19 infection amongst individuals who visited the shops at 455 Sengkang West Avenue. To pre-emptively mitigate any potential risk of wider, undetected community transmission, we will offer free COVID-19 testing for members of the public who had visited the shops at 455 Sengkang West Avenue from 12 to 30 May 2021. All visitors to the shops at 455 Sengkang West Avenue from 12 to 30 May 2021 are advised to monitor their health closely for 14 days from their date of visit. They are encouraged to visit a Regional Screening Centre or Swab and Send Home (SASH) Public Health Preparedness Clinic for a free COVID-19 test. [14]

Update on condition of confirmed cases

8.   42 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 61,523 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

 

9.   There are currently 216 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 2 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 328 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. 33 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
2 JUNE 2021


[1] This is updated from the afternoon press release as 1 case has been re-classified following epidemiological investigations.

[2] Case 63160 is a 39 year-old male China national who is employed by SATS Food Services Pte Ltd as a chef at Changi Prison Complex. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 13 May.

[3] Case 63846 is a 21 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a kitchen staff at Indo Bowl (39 Sultan Gate). He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 28 May.

[4] Case 63839 is a 32 year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker, and is a family member and household contact of Case 63677. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 28 May.

[5] Case 63924 is a 37 year-old female Singaporean who is a resident at MINDSville@Napiri. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 31 May.

[6] Case 63854 is a 23 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a cook at West Grill Station (Anchorvale). He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 29 May.

[7] Case 63806 is a 49 year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who works as a manager at Success Consultancy Pte Ltd. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 28 May.

[8] Case 63876 is a 35 year-old male Singaporean who works at Nur Insan. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 29 May.

[9] Case 63875 is a 41 year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who works as a consultant at ICSC Pte Ltd. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 29 May.

[10] Case 63887 is a 65 year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 30 May.

[11] Case 63920 is a 4 year-old female Singaporean who is a student at My First Skool (332B Anchorvale Link). She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 31 May.

[12] Case 63928 is a 27 year-old female Malaysia national who is a homemaker. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 31 May.

[13] Case 63936 is a 26 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a delivery rider for Pizza Hut (Hougang Green). He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 1 June.

[14] Please refer to https//go.gov.sg/sk-testing for details of the testing operations.