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16 May 2021

10th May 2021

As of 10 May 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 3 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 16 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 16 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 3 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

3

 

0

3

 

2

1

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

16

 

16

0

 

1

15

Total

19

 

 

 

 

 

 



2.      Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 59 cases in the week before to 32 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from 9 cases in the week before to 10 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 143 confirmed cases reported from 4 May to 10 May, 67 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 54 have tested negative, and 22 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 3

There are 3 cases in the community today, of whom 2 are linked to previous cases and 1 is currently unlinked.

Case 63037

Case 63037 is a 59 year-old female Singaporean who works as a chef at MOS Burger – Suntec City (3 Temasek Boulevard). Her work does not entail interaction with diners.

She was conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital on 9 May for an unrelated condition, and was tested for COVID-19, even though she is asymptomatic. Her test came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serological test result is pending.

Case 628731 cluster

Case 63047

Case 63047 is a 44 year-old male Singaporean who works as an operations personnel at Raffles Medical located at Changi Airport Terminal 3. 

He developed a blocked nose on 9 May but did not seek medical treatment. He was swabbed on the same day as part of MOH’s special COVID-19 testing operations for all workers in Changi Airport Terminals 1 and 3, as well as Jewel Changi Airport. His test result came back positive on 10 May and he was conveyed in an ambulance to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). His serology test result is pending.  Case 63047 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 23 February, and the second dose on 16 March. 

Case 63055

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. His job entails security screening at the departure hall. 

He developed a cough on 5 May but did not seek medical treatment until 7 May, when he visited a General Practitioner clinic. He was given 3 days’ medical leave and advised to remain at home. On 8 May night, he sought medical treatment at another General Practitioner clinic as he had not recovered, and was tested for COVID-19 the next day. His result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 10 May, and he was conveyed in an ambulance to NCID. His earlier tests from RRT – the last being on 4 May – were all negative for COVID-19 infection. His serological test result is pending. Case 63055 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 25 January, and the second dose on 15 February. 

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today. 

c) Imported cases: 16

Amongst the 16 imported cases, 

• 5 (Cases 63033, 63042, 63045, 63046 and 63048) are Singaporeans who returned from Hong Kong and India.
• 2 (Cases 63031 and 63041) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from Nepal and the UAE.
• 3 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, of whom 2 (Cases 63052 and 63053) are foreign domestic workers.
• 4 (Cases 63032, 63034, 63035 and 63036) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Case 63032 was already receiving medical care in Singapore and had arrived from Papua New Guinea for further treatment. Cases 63034 and 63035 arrived from Indonesia to visit their family members who are Singaporeans, and Case 63036 arrived from Indonesia for a work project.
• 2 (Cases 63038 and 63039) are Special Pass holders who are sea crew. They arrived from Japan and were 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 imposed2.

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.      20 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 60,953 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

7.      There are currently 135 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. 259 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. 

[1] Case 62873 is an 88 year-old male Singaporean who is employed by Ramky Cleantech Services Pte Ltd as a cleaner deployed at Changi Airport Terminal 3. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 5 May.

[2] 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.