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07 Apr 2020

7th Apr 2020

1.     33 more cases[1] of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 377 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

2.     As of 7 April 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 106 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore. The breakdown is as follows:

  • Imported Cases[2]: 3
  • Linked to known clusters: 52
  • Linked to other cases[3]: 10
  • Pending contact tracing[4]: 41

3.     Among the linked cases, 39 cases were linked to clusters at foreign worker dormitories and 23 were linked to non-dormitory clusters.

Links between previous cases found

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

  1. 10 additional cases are linked to the cluster at S11 Dormitory @ Punggol (2 Seletar North Link), which has a total of 98 confirmed cases[5] now.

  2. Five additional cases are linked to the cluster at Westlite Toh Guan dormitory (18 Toh Guan Road East), which has a total of 34 confirmed cases[6] now.
  3. Four additional cases are linked to the cluster at Toh Guan Dormitory (19A Toh Guan Road East), which has a total of 18 confirmed cases now (Cases 963, 1079, 1106, 1148, 1150, 1195, 1254, 1273, 1262, 1263, 1271, 1274, 1276, 1347, 1395, 1453, 1469 and 1475).
  4. 12 additional cases are linked to the cluster at Sungei Tengah Lodge (500 Old Choa Chu Kang Road), which has a total of 18 confirmed cases now (Cases 1054, 1077, 1124, 1267, 1306, 1319, 1342, 1362, 1367, 1388, 1396, 1411, 1430, 1438, 1459, 1474, 1476 and 1481).
  5. Eight additional cases are linked to the cluster at Tampines Dormitory (2 Tampines Place), which has a total of 17 cases now (Cases 1049, 1140 , 1193, 1226, 1299, 1261, 1313, 1314, 1327, 1373, 1410,1440, 1442, 1454, 1457, 1458 and 1479).
  6. Five additional cases are linked to the cluster at Cochrane Lodge I (51 Admiralty Road West), which has a total of seven cases now (Cases 1018, 1144, 1394, 1406, 1418, 1419 and 1437).
  7. One additional case is linked to the cluster at Cochrane Lodge II (49 Admiralty Road West), which has a total of five cases now (Cases 956, 967, 1104, 1240 and 1349).
  8. Three additional cases are linked to the cluster at a construction site at Project Glory (50 Market Street), which has a total of 21 confirmed cases now (Cases 956, 967, 1019, 1078, 1079, 1104, 1120,  1124, 1149, 1162, 1181, 1191, 1226, 1271, 1273, 1341, 1346, 1349, 1421, 1448 and 1449).
  9. Seven additional cases are linked to the cluster at Mustafa Centre (145 Syed Alwi Road), which has a total of 45 confirmed cases[7] now.
  10. Three additional cases are linked to the cluster at Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home (1 Thomson Lane), which has a total of 16 cases now (Cases 918, 973, 976, 983, 984, 985, 986, 987, 988, 989, 990, 1004, 1055, 1412, 1413 and 1414).

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).

Cases from public healthcare sector

Case 1315 (Announced on 6 April)

6.     Case 1315 is a 22 year-old female Singapore Citizen with 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 5 April. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases.

7.     She is employed as a nurse at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), but had not gone to work since onset of symptoms.

Case 1376

8.     Case 1376 is a 35 year-old female Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. She reported onset of symptoms on 5 April, and subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 6 April. She is currently warded in an isolation room at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH).

9.     She is employed as a nurse at NTFGH. Prior to hospital admission, she had gone to work for a few hours on 5 April.

Case 1385

10.     Case 1385 is a 61 year-old female Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. She reported onset of symptoms on 1 April, and subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 6 April. She is currently warded in an isolation room at SGH.

11.     She is employed as a healthcare assistant at Hougang Polyclinic, but had not gone to work since onset of symptoms.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

12.     To date, a total of 377 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

13.     Of the 627 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. 29 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 471 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and cared for at Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital and the Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC. Six 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 7 April 2020, 12pm, MOH has identified 17,819 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 4,618 are currently quarantined, and 13,201 have completed their quarantine.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

7 APRIL 2020


[1] Cases 166, 167, 226, 229, 240, 272, 295, 327, 355, 369, 372, 375, 390, 397, 404, 409, 416, 419, 455, 472, 474, 497, 503, 565, 579, 591, 646, 656, 666, 667, 805, 905 and 1004.

[2] Cases 1390, 1428 and 1472.

[3] Cases 1378, 1386, 1398, 1403, 1423, 1426, 1432, 1444, 1447 and 1465.

[4] Cases 1376, 1377, 1379, 1380, 1383, 1384, 1389, 1392, 1393, 1397, 1399, 1400, 1402, 1404, 1405, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1415, 1416, 1420, 1422, 1424, 1425, 1427, 1429, 1434, 1436, 1446, 1450, 1451, 1452, 1456, 1460, 1461, 1463, 1464, 1473, 1477, 1478 and 1480.

[5] Cases 826, 829, 852, 860, 946, 947, 966, 979, 982, 993, 1035, 1039, 1047, 1050, 1061, 1066, 1074, 1083, 1084, 1089, 1107, 1108, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1126, 1135, 1138, 1145, 1153, 1155, 1156, 1171, 1173, 1174, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1213, 1222, 1223,1224, 1225, 1232, 1236, 1275, 1279, 1280, 1283, 1284, 1285, 1286, 1287, 1288, 1289, 1290, 1291, 1292, 1293, 1300, 1302, 1198, 1228, 1269, 1278, 1281, 1304, 1307, 1308, 1310, 1318, 1321,1329, 1334, 1344, 1350, 1351, 1353, 1354, 1355, 1357, 1358, 1363, 1364, 1365, 1372, 1381, 1382, 1439, 1445, 1455, 1462, 1468, 1470 and 1471.

[6] 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, 1401, 1441, 1466 and 1467.

[7] Cases 616, 788, 866, 908, 911, 938, 1001, 1015, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1046, 1056, 1093, 1096, 1127, 1180, 1188, 1189, 1199, 1200, 1201, 1209, 1219, 1259, 1260, 1277, 1282, 1169, 1214, 1246, 1295, 1315, 1316, 1326,  1340, 1343, 1361, 1385, 1387, 1417, 1431, 1433, 1435 and 1443.




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