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11 Oct 2020

11th Oct 2020

                 As of 11 October 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified 3 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. All 3 reside in dormitories and there is none in the community. In addition, there are 7 imported cases, who had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival. All new cases today are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance. 

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

0

0

0

0

0

Cases residing in dormitories

3

2

1

0

3

Imported cases

7

7

0

0

7

Total

10



2.               Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from an average of 2 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 1 per day in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from an average of 1 case per day in the week before, to none in the past week. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme.

3.               All the new cases today are imported or linked to known cases/ clusters.

Case Details

a)    Cases in the community: 0

 
There are no cases in the community today.
 
b)    Cases residing in dormitories: 3

 
Amongst the 3 cases residing in dormitories, 2 had been identified earlier as contacts of previous cases, and had already been quarantined to prevent further transmission. They were tested during quarantine to determine their status, even though they are asymptomatic.  
 
The remaining case was detected through our bi-weekly Rostered Routine Testing of workers living in dormitories. This allows us to pick up cases early, including asymptomatic ones, so that we are able to ring-fence them quickly to prevent further transmission, by aggressively containing, tracing and isolating the close contacts.  
 
c)    Imported cases: 7
 

Amongst the 7 imported cases, 2 (Cases 58028 and 58029) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from Indonesia. Another 3 cases (Cases 58022, 58024 and 58025) are Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Malaysia and the Philippines. The remaining 2 cases (Cases 58023 and 58030) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from the Philippines and Saudi Arabia.
 
They had all been placed on 14-day SHN upon arrival in Singapore, and were tested while serving SHN even though all of them are asymptomatic.
 
4.               Details of these trends can be found in MOH’s daily situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report).

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 clusters at Kranji Lodge I (12 Kranji Road) and Westlite Woodlands dormitory (2 Woodlands Sector 2) for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the clusters have now been closed.

Links between previous cases found

7.               Further epidemiological investigations and contact tracing have uncovered links between previously announced and new cases. Please refer to Annex A and Annex B for details.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

8.               7 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 57,705 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

9.               There are currently 44 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. 100 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. 27 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
11 OCTOBER 2020