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13 Jun 2021

11th Jun 2021

As of 11 June 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 3 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, all of whom are currently unlinked. The cases are in the community, and there are no new cases in the dormitories. There are 6 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 7 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 2 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

6

 

6

0

 

0

6

Total

9

 

 

 

 

 

 


2. Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 139 cases in the week before to 36 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 23 cases in the week before to 9 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 87 confirmed cases reported from 5 June to 11 June, 49 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 30 have tested negative, and 8 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 3


There are 3 cases in the community today, all of whom are currently unlinked. 

Currently unlinked case 

Detected through surveillance:

Case 64135 is a 57 year-old female Singaporean who works as a promoter at Guardian (ION Orchard). She developed a dry throat on 7 June, but did not seek medical attention. She subsequently developed an ear ache on 10 June and sought treatment at a polyclinic, where she underwent both an antigen rapid test (ART) and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Both results came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 10 June. Her serology test result is negative.

Case 64139 is a 50 year-old female Singaporean who is employed by Campaign Complete Solutions Pte Ltd as a janitor at Raffles City Tower and One Raffles Quay. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 10 June as part of surveillance testing for mall cleaners. 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 64139 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 1 May, and the second dose on 29 May.

Case 64149 is a 38 year-old male Indonesia national who is employed by Marina Offshore Pte Ltd as a sea crew on board tugboat MARINA ARIEL. He developed a fever on 7 June but did not seek medical attention. He then developed a loss of smell and taste on 9 June, and subsequently a headache and chills on 10 June. He reported his symptoms on 10 June, and was conveyed to a hospital and tested for COVID-19. Prior to that, he had not disembarked from the vessel. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 11 June. His serology test result is pending.

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today. 

c) Imported cases: 6

Amongst the 6 imported cases, 

• 3 (Cases 64136, 64150 and 64151) are Singaporeans and 2 (Cases 64137 and 64152) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India and the US.
• 1 (Case 64134) is a Special Pass holder who is a sea crew. He arrived from Indonesia on a vessel and was tested onboard without disembarking. 

They have all already been placed on SHN or isolated upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN or during isolation. 

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.

Closure of ION Orchard from 12 June

6. MOH is investigating 3 cases (Cases 64112, 64114 and 64135) of COVID-19 infection amongst individuals who work in ION Orchard. To break any potential chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning of the premises, ION Orchard will be closed to all members of the public starting from 12 June 2021 and re-open 4 days later, on 16 June 2021.

7. In order to disrupt any wider, undetected community transmission, we will conduct special testing operations for staff who have been working in ION Orchard shopping mall from 28 May. We will also extend free COVID-19 testing to members of the public who had visited the retail shops or used the services/ facilities at ION Orchard between 3 June to 11 June. Individuals who had only walked through the mall to connect to neighbouring buildings or Orchard MRT station need not be tested. Please refer to http://go.gov.sg/ion-testing for details on the testing operations.

8. All visitors to ION Orchard between 3 June and 11 June are advised to monitor their health closely, and minimise social interactions as far as possible, for 14 days from their date of visit. They are encouraged to see a doctor immediately if they feel unwell.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

9. 34 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 61,799 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

10. There are currently 133 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. 279 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. 34 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.