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18 May 2021

13th May 2021

         As of 13 May 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 24 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of whom 20 are linked to previous cases. The cases are in the community, and there are no new cases in the dormitories. There are 10 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore [1]. Amongst the new cases today, 13 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 21 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


13

11


19

5

Cases residing in dormitories

0


0

0


0

0

Imported cases

10


10

0


2

8

Total

34









2.      Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 48 cases in the week before to 71 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from 7 cases in the week before to 15 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 167 confirmed cases reported from 7 May to 13 May, 71 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 77 have tested negative, and 19 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a)      Cases in the community: 24


There are 24 cases in the community today, of whom 20 are linked to previous cases and 4 are currently unlinked.

Case 63120

Case 63120 is a 47 year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker. She developed a fever, sore throat and body aches on 7 May night, but did not seek medical treatment until 11 May, when she went to a polyclinic and was tested for COVID-19. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection the next day. Her serology test result is pending. She has tested preliminarily positive for the B.1.617 variant, and is pending further confirmatory tests.

Case 63127

Case 63127 is a 43 year-old female Myanmar national who is a foreign domestic worker. She developed body aches on 7 May night, a runny nose on 8 May and a fever and sore throat on 10 May. She sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on 10 May and was tested for COVID-19 the next day. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 May. Her serology test result is negative.

Case 63131

Case 63131 is a 50 year-old female Singaporean who works as a tutor at Learning Point. She developed diarrhoea and a headache on 3 May, a fever on 6 May and cough on 11 May. She sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on 11 May and was tested for COVID-19. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection the next day. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63147

Case 63147 is a 51 year-old female Philippines national who is a foreign domestic worker. She developed a fever on 8 May and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic. On 12 May, she developed a fever, cough, runny nose and headache and sought treatment at the same GP clinic, and was tested for COVID-19. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection the next day. Her serology test result is pending. She has tested preliminarily positive for the B.1.617 variant, and is pending further confirmatory tests.

Case 63122

Case 63122 is a 7 year-old male Philippines national who is a student at Yio Chu Kang Primary School, but had not gone to school after onset of symptoms. He is a household contact of Case 63096[2].

He developed a cough and itchy throat on 10 May night, and vomited the next day. He sought medical treatment at a General Practitioner (GP) clinic on 11 May, and was tested for COVID-19. As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 63096, he was placed on quarantine on the same day. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 May. His serology test result is pending.

Case 62873 [3] cluster

Case 63115

Case 63115 is a 46 year-old male Malaysia national who is employed by SATS as an auxiliary police officer at Changi Airport. He is a household contact of Case 63070[4].

As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 63070, he was placed on quarantine on 11 May. On the same day, he developed a fever and sore throat in the evening, and was tested for COVID-19 on 12 May. His test result came back positive on the same day. His serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 63115 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 21 February, and the second dose on 14 March.

Case 63117

Case 63117 is a 45 year-old female China national who works as a service personnel at SATS Premier Lounge at Changi Airport Terminal 3. She developed a cough, chills and runny nose on 7 May but did not seek medical treatment. As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 62873, she was placed on quarantine on 10 May. She was tested for COVID-19 during quarantine on 11 May, and her result came back positive the next day. Her serology test result is negative.

Case 63118

Case 63118 is a 77 year-old female Singaporean who is employed by Ramky Cleantech Services Pte Ltd as a cleaner at Changi Airport Terminal 3. As she had been identified as a contact of Case 62873, she was placed on quarantine on 9 May. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she was tested on 11 May during quarantine. Her earlier tests from RRT - the last being on 30 April - were all negative for COVID-19 infection. Her serology test result is pending. She has tested preliminarily positive for the B.1.617 variant, and is pending further confirmatory tests.

Case 63119

Case 63119 is a 53 year-old female Singaporean who works as a cleaner at Abba Maintenance Services Pte Ltd. She is the spouse and household contact of Case 63097[5].

She developed a sore throat on 10 May but did not seek medical treatment. As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 63097, she was placed on quarantine on 11 May. She reported her symptom to MOH, and was tested for COVID-19 on the same day during quarantine. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 May. Her serology test result has come back positive. Case 63119 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 3 April, and the second dose on 24 April.

Case 63125

Case 63125 is a 57 year-old male Singaporean who works as healthcare assistant at Raffles Medical at Changi Airport Terminal 3 Transit. He was detected when he was tested on 10 May as part of Rostered Routine Testing (RRT). He developed a runny nose on the same evening but did not report his symptom. His pooled test result came back positive for COVID-19 on 11 May and he was conveyed to NCID, and an individual test was done. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 May. His earlier tests from RRT - the last being on 4 May - were all negative for COVID-19 infection. His serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. He has tested preliminarily positive for the B.1.617 variant, and is pending further confirmatory tests. Case 63125 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 28 March, and the second dose on 25 April.

Case 63126

Case 63126 is a 39 year-old male Singaporean who works as a retail executive at a retail store at Changi Airport Terminal 3. He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested on 10 May as part of Rostered Routine Testing (RRT). His pooled test result came back positive for COVID-19 the next day. He was conveyed to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) on 11 May, and an individual test was done. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 May. His earlier tests from RRT - the last being on 13 April - were all negative for COVID-19 infection. His serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 63126 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 21 January, and the second dose on 14 February.

Case 63128

Case 63128 is a 49 year-old male Malaysia national who is employed by Ramky Cleantech Services Pte Ltd as a cleaner at Changi Airport Terminal 3. As he had been identified as a contact of Case 63072[6], he was placed on quarantine on 10 May and was tested on 11 May during quarantine. On the same day, he developed a cough but did not report his symptom. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 May. His earlier tests from RRT - the last being on 1 May - were negative for COVID-19 infection. His serology result is pending. He has tested preliminarily positive for the B.1.617 variant, and is pending further confirmatory tests.

Case 63129

Case 63129 is a 33 year-old male Malaysia national who is employed by Ramky Cleantech Services Pte Ltd as a cleaning supervisor at Changi Airport Terminal 3. As he had been identified as a contact of Case 63072, he was placed on quarantine on 10 May, and was tested on 11 May during quarantine. The next day, he developed a cough and blocked nose but did not report his symptoms. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 May. His earlier tests from RRT - the last being on 30 April - were all negative for COVID-19 infection. His serology result is pending. He has tested preliminarily positive for the B.1.617 variant, and is pending further confirmatory tests. Case 63129 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 22 January, and the second dose on 14 February.

Case 63132

Case 63132 is a 29 year-old male Singaporean who works as an engineer at ST Engineering. He is a household contact of Case 63026[7]. As he had been identified as a contact of Case 63026, he was placed on quarantine on 9 May. He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested on 11 May during quarantine. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 May. His serology test result is negative.

Case 63135

Case 63135 is a 44 year-old female Indonesia national who is a foreign domestic worker. As she had been identified as a contact of Case 63059[8], she was placed on quarantine on 10 May. She developed a fever on 11 May and was tested for COVID-19 when she reported her symptom. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 May. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63136

Case 63136 is a 52 year-old female Singaporean who works as a crew at McDonald's at 744 Bedok Reservoir Road. She is a household contact of Case 63100[9].

She developed a sore throat on 8 May but did not seek medical treatment. As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 63100, she was placed on quarantine on 11 May. She informed MOH of her symptom and was tested for COVID-19 on 11 May during quarantine. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 May. Her serology test result is pending. She has tested preliminarily positive for the B.1.617 variant, and is pending further confirmatory tests.

Case 63138

Case 63138 is a 20 year-old male Singaporean who is a student at Temasek Polytechnic but had been on home-based learning since 7 May. He is a household contact of Case 63100.

He developed a headache and cough on 11 May but did not seek medical treatment. As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 63100, he was placed on quarantine on 11 May. He informed MOH of his symptom and was tested for COVID-19 on 11 May. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 May. His serology test result is negative. He has tested preliminarily positive for the B.1.617 variant, and is pending further confirmatory tests.

Case 63139

Case 63139 is a 44 year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker who visited Changi Airport Terminal 3 on numerous occasions.  She developed a sore throat on 8 May and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic the next day. She was tested for COVID-19 infection on 10 May, and her result came back positive on 12 May. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63140

Case 63140 is a 63 year-old male Singaporean who is employed by Certis Cisco as an aviation security officer at Changi Airport Terminal 3. He developed a runny nose on 10 May and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic the next day where he was tested for COVID-19. His test result came back positive on 12 May. His earlier tests from RRT - the last being on 3 May - were all negative for COVID-19 infection. His serological test result is pending. Case 63140 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 14 January, and the second dose on 4 February.

Case 63141

Case 63141 is a 40 year-old male Singaporean who works as a software engineer at ST Engineering. He developed a sore throat on 9 May, headache on 10 May and runny nose on 11 May. He sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on 11 May, and was tested for COVID-19. His test result came back positive on 12 May. His serology test result is pending. Case 63141 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 5 February January, and the second dose on 26 February.

Case 63146

Case 63146 is a 44 year-old male Singaporean who works as a private hire car driver with GoJek. He visited Changi Airport Terminal 3 on 6 May. He developed a fever and cough on 10 May and sought treatment at a GP clinic on the same day, where he was tested for COVID-19. His test result came back positive on 12 May. His serology test result is pending. He has tested preliminarily positive for the B.1.617 variant, and is pending further confirmatory tests.

Case 63148

Case 63148 is a 24 year-old female Singaporean who is a student at an overseas university and had been on home-based learning in Singapore. She is a household contact of Case 63059. As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 63059, she was placed on quarantine on 10 May. She developed a fever and runny nose on 12 May and was tested for COVID-19 after reporting her symptoms. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection the next day. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63149

Case 63149 is an 80 year-old female Singaporean who is employed by Ramky Cleantech Services Pte Ltd as a cleaner at Changi Airport Terminal 3. As she had been identified as a contact of Case 62873, she was placed on quarantine on 10 May. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she was tested on 12 May during quarantine. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 13 May. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63150

Case 63150 is a 58 year-old female Singaporean who works as an administrative personnel at SBY Frozen Food Supply. She is a family member and household contact of Cases 63055[10] and 63074[11].

As she had been identified as a contact of Case 63055, she was placed on quarantine on 10 May. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she was tested on 12 May during quarantine. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 13 May. Her serology test result is pending. She has tested preliminarily positive for the B.1.617 variant, and is pending further confirmatory tests. Case 63150 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 3 April, and the second dose on 24 April.

Additional Precautionary Measures at Changi Airport

MOH announced on 12 May that we will offer free COVID-19 testing for members of the public who had visited Changi Airport Terminal 3 from 3 May onwards. Based on further epidemiological findings, we will extend free COVID-19 testing for those who had visited Changi Airport Terminal 3 from 1 May onwards. MOH will progressively inform these individuals via SMS notification with information on how to book an appointment for their test. All visitors to Changi Airport Terminal 1 and Jewel from 1 May onwards are also advised to monitor their health closely for 14 days from their date of visit. They are strongly encouraged to visit a Regional Screening Centre or "Swab and Send Home" (SASH) Public Health Preparedness Clinic for a free COVID-19 test if they feel unwell.

b)      Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today.

c)      Imported cases: 10

Amongst the 10 imported cases,

  • 1 (Case 63137) is a Singaporean and 2 (Cases 63130 and 63134) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India.

  • 1 (Case 63143) is a Dependant’s Pass holder who arrived from Nepal.

  • 2 (Cases 63144 and 63145) are Student’s Pass holders who arrived from India.

  • 2 (Cases 63116 and 63142) are Work Pass holders who arrived from Nepal and Sri Lanka.

  • 2 (Cases 63123 and 63124) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Case 63123 arrived from India to visit a family member who is a Singapore Permanent Resident. Case 63124 is a sea crew who arrived from Japan on a vessel and was tested onboard without disembarking.


They had all already been placed on SHN or isolated upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN or during isolation. The arrivals from the Indian sub-continent had already come into Singapore before the restrictions on travel were imposed [12].

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 Case 61360 cluster for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

7.      23 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 61,029 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

8.      There are currently 150 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 3 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 243 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. 31 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
13 MAY 2021



[1] This is updated from the afternoon press release as 2 more imported cases have been added following further investigations.
[2] Case 63096 is a 33 year-old male Philippines national who works as an operating theatre nurse at Sengkang General Hospital. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 11 May.
[3] Case 62873 is an 88 year-old male Singaporean who is employed by Ramky Cleantech Services Pte Ltd as a cleaner at Changi Airport Terminal 3. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 5 May. 
[4] Case 63070 is a 56 year-old male Malaysia national who is a cleaner at Kopitiam at Changi Airport Terminal 3, and Happy Hawkers at 267 Compassvale Link. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 10 May.
[5] Case 63097 is a 62 year-old male Singaporean who is employed by Ramky Cleantech Services Pte Ltd as a cleaner and trolley handler at Changi Airport Terminal 3. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 11 May.
[6] Case 63072 is a 40 year-old male Malaysia national who is employed by Ramky Cleantech Services Pte Ltd as a premises maintenance officer at Changi Airport Terminal 3. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 10 May.
[7] Case 63026 is a 66 year-old male Singaporean who works as a SATS passenger escort at Changi Airport Terminal 3. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 9 May.
[8] Case 63059 is a 63 year-old male Singaporean who is employed by Ramky Cleantech Services Pte Ltd as a cleaner at Changi Airport Terminal 3. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 10 May.
[9] Case 63100 is a 65 year-old male Singaporean who is employed by Ramky Cleantech Services Pte Ltd as a cleaner at Changi Airport Terminal 3. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 11 May.
[10] Case 63055 is a 59 year-old male Singaporean who is employed by Certis Cisco as an aviation security officer at Changi Airport Terminal 3. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 10 May.
[11] Case 63074 is a 33 year-old female Singaporean who works as an administrative staff at SBY Frozen Food Supply and is a family member and household contact of Case 63055. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 10 May.
[12] From 23 April 2021, 2359 hours, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history (including transit) to India within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore. From 1 May 2021, 2359 hours, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history (including transit) to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore.