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13 Apr 2020

10th Apr 2020

     32 more cases [1] of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 492 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

2.    As of 10 April 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 198 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore. The breakdown is as follows:

Imported Cases

Linked to known clusters

Linked to other cases

Pending contact tracing

Total

0

98

29

71

198



3.   Among the linked cases, 79 cases were linked to clusters at foreign worker dormitories and 48 were linked to non-dormitory clusters or other cases.

Links between previous cases found

4.   Further epidemiological investigations and contact tracing have uncovered links between previously announced and new cases.

a) Four of the earlier confirmed cases (Cases 1731, 1735, 1830 and 1831) have now been linked to a new cluster at a dormitory at 31 Sungei Kadut Avenue.

b) One of the newly confirmed cases (Case 1950) is linked to four previous cases (Cases 1553, 1650, 1698 and 1733), forming a new cluster at the ICA Building (10 Kallang Road).

c) Five of the newly confirmed cases (Cases 1913, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2053) are linked to nine previous cases (Cases 1146, 1478, 1563, 1665, 1724, 1725, 1834, 1837 and 1838), forming a new cluster at a renovation site at the National University Hospital (5 Lower Kent Ridge Road).

d) 24 additional cases are linked to the cluster at S11 Dormitory @ Punggol (2 Seletar North Link), which has a total of 306 confirmed cases [2] now.

e) 20 additional cases are linked to the cluster at Westlite Toh Guan dormitory (18 Toh Guan Road East), which has a total of 69 confirmed cases [3] now.

f) Nine additional cases are linked to the cluster at Toh Guan Dormitory (19A Toh Guan Road East), which has a total of 34 confirmed cases now (Cases 963, 1079, 1106, 1148, 1150, 1195, 1254, 1273, 1262, 1263, 1271, 1274, 1276, 1347, 1395, 1453, 1469, 1475, 1374, 1434, 1446, 1582, 1599, 1627, 1841, 1916, 1918, 1969, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984 and 2108).

g) 12 additional cases are linked to the cluster at Sungei Tengah Lodge (500 Old Choa Chu Kang Road), which has a total of 55 confirmed cases [4] now.

h) 11 additional cases are linked to the cluster at Tampines Dormitory (2 Tampines Place), which has a total of 49 cases now (Cases 1049, 1140 , 1193, 1226, 1299, 1261, 1313, 1314, 1327, 1373, 1410,1440, 1442, 1454, 1457, 1458, 1479, 1571, 1576, 1581, 1608, 1624, 1625, 1629, 1632, 1633, 1634, 1635, 1637, 1638, 1639, 1641, 1661, 1663, 1667, 1668, 1671, 1692, 1694, 1919, 1920, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1951, 1957, 1971, 1972 and 2018).

i) Five additional cases are linked to the cluster at Cochrane Lodge I (51 Admiralty Road West), which has a total of 15 cases now (Cases 1018, 1144, 1339, 1394, 1406, 1418, 1419, 1437, 1645, 1655, 1722, 2057, 2065, 2070 and 2090).

j) Two additional cases are linked to the cluster at Cochrane Lodge II (49 Admiralty Road West), which has a total of seven cases now (Cases 956, 967, 1104, 1240, 1349, 1640 and 2093).

k) One additional case is linked to the cluster at a dormitory at 55 Sungei Kadut Loop, which has a total of seven cases now (Cases 868, 972, 974, 1356, 1510, 1549 and 2085).

l) One additional case is linked to the cluster at Shaw Lodge (12 Shaw Road), which has a total of six confirmed cases now (Cases 1379, 1380, 1556, 1558, 1564 and 1926).

m) Four additional cases are linked to the cluster at a construction site at Project Glory (50 Market Street), which has a total of 41 confirmed cases now (Cases 956, 967, 1019, 1078, 1079, 1104, 1120,  1124, 1149, 1162, 1164, 1181, 1191, 1226, 1263, 1271, 1273, 1341, 1346, 1349, 1421, 1448, 1449, 1485, 1486, 1514, 1531, 1555, 1575, 1576, 1577, 1629, 1642, 1652, 1692, 1694, 1715, 1957, 1992, 2050 and 2058).

n) Eight additional cases are linked to the cluster at Mustafa Centre (145 Syed Alwi Road), which has a total of 65 confirmed cases [5] now.

o) Four additional cases are linked to the cluster at Keppel Shipyard (51 Pioneer Sector 1), which has a total of 21 cases now (Cases 878, 898, 907, 1076, 1158, 1172, 1270, 1324, 1336, 1495, 1505, 1529, 1626, 1695, 1636, 1651, 1739, 1956, 1993, 2003 and 2004).

p) Two additional cases are linked to the cluster at Dover Court International School (301 Dover Road), which has a total of 11 confirmed cases now (Cases 556, 618, 626, 662, 686, 713, 729, 761, 1098, 1332 and 1936).

q) One additional case is linked to the cluster at The Wedding Brocade (1 Yishun Industrial Street 1), which as a total of four cases now (Cases 745, 802, 810 and 1990).

5.   Contact tracing is underway for unlinked cases to establish any links to previous cases or travel history to affected countries or regions. Please refer to the MOH website for the situation report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report).

C
ases from public healthcare sector

Cases 1842 and 1962

6.   Cases 1842 and 1962 are both 26 year-old female Singapore Citizens who have no recent travel history to affected countries or regions, and are close contacts.

7.   Case 1842 reported onset of symptoms on 8 April, and subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 9 April. Case 1962 reported onset of symptoms on 7 April, and was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 10 April. They are currently warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

8.   Both cases are doctors at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Prior to hospital admission, they had gone to work but only had transient contact with patients.

Case 1943

9.   Case 1943 is a 35 year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. She reported onset of symptoms on 4 April, and subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 9 April. She is currently warded in an isolation room at Sengkang General Hospital.

10.   She is employed as a Patient Service Associate at Hougang Polyclinic but had not gone to work since onset of symptoms.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

Passing of Case 987

11.   Case 987, an 86 year-old female Singapore Citizen, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 9 April 2020 night. She was admitted to NCID on 1 April, and was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on the same day.  NCID has reached out to her family and is extending assistance to them.
12.   To date, a total of 492 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

13.  Of the 875 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. 32 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 734 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. Seven have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

Update on contact tracing for confirmed cases

14.   Contact tracing for the confirmed cases is ongoing. Once identified, MOH will closely monitor all close contacts. As a precautionary measure, they will be quarantined for 14 days from their last exposure to the patient. In addition, all other identified contacts who have a low risk of being infected will be under active surveillance, and will be contacted daily to monitor their health status.

15.   As of 10 April 2020, 12pm, MOH has identified 22,674 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 7,723 are currently quarantined, and 14,951 have completed their quarantine.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
10 APRIL 2020


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[1] 
Cases 224, 225, 276, 339, 349, 386, 370, 421, 432, 449, 475, 483, 506, 515, 525, 527, 538, 650, 657, 663, 681, 682, 694, 781, 843, 862, 939, 1021, 1064, 1092, 1217 and 1438.
 

[2] Please refer to Annex B for cases.

[3] Cases 655, 875, 922, 924, 925, 926, 934, 977, 1011, 1012, 1054, 1062, 1068, 1072, 1100, 1101, 1113, 1176, 1194, 1202, 1216, 1218, 1238, 1251, 1252, 1253, 1255, 1256, 1330, 1391, 1400, 1401, 1441, 1466, 1467, 1508, 1511, 1522, 1616, 1621, 1673, 1674, 1680, 1683, 1684, 1730, 1745, 1747, 1756, 1917, 1927, 1945, 1947, 1970, 1976, 1997, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2034, 2035, 2063, 2088 and 2095.

[4] Cases 1054, 1077, 1124, 1267, 1306, 1319, 1342, 1362, 1367, 1388, 1396, 1411, 1430, 1438, 1459, 1474, 1476, 1481, 1482, 1492, 1496, 1497, 1498, 1502, 1527, 1544, 1550, 1551, 1586, 1587, 1596, 1602, 1603, 1653, 1688, 1699, 1709, 1718, 1719, 1705, 1737, 1826, 1827, 1843, 1935, 1960, 1964, 1966, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2015, 2086, 2087 and 2094.

[5] Cases 616, 788, 866, 908, 911, 938, 1001, 1015, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1046, 1056, 1093, 1096, 1127, 1169, 1180, 1188, 1189, 1199, 1200, 1201, 1209, 1214, 1219, 1246, 1259, 1260, 1277, 1282, 1295, 1315, 1316, 1326, 1340, 1343, 1361, 1385, 1387, 1417, 1431, 1433, 1435, 1443, 1422, 1487, 1489, 1507, 1528, 1628, 1690, 1700, 1708, 1717, 1732, 1742, 1362, 1375, 1432, 1444, 1664, 1915, 2023 and 2024.




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