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04 Jun 2021

3rd Jun 2021

          As of 3 June 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 35 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. This includes 22 cases from MINDSville@napiri which were first reported yesterday.  34 of the 35 new cases are linked to previous cases, amongst whom 28 have already been placed on quarantine, and 6 were detected through surveillance. The remaining case is currently unlinked.[1] The cases are in the community, and there are no new cases in the dormitories. There are 10 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 35 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 10 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

35

 

28

7

 

10

25

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

10

 

10

0

 

0

10

Total

45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.   Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 152 cases in the week before to 147 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from 24 cases in the week before to 26 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 205 confirmed cases reported from 28 May to 3 June, 66 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 106 have tested negative, and 33 serology test results are pending.

 

Case Details

a)         Cases in the community: 35

There are 35 cases in the community today, of whom 34 are linked to previous cases and 1 is currently unlinked.

Currently unlinked case

Detected through surveillance:

Case 64008 is a 41 year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who works as a coating inspector at SBM Offshore at Keppel Shipyard Tuas Yard. He had travelled to India in July 2020, and returned to Singapore on 20 April 2021, and served SHN at a dedicated facility until 11 May. His on-arrival test taken on 20 April, as well as his swabs done on 3 May and 10 May during SHN, were all negative for COVID-19. He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested on 1 June as part of Rostered Routine Testing (RRT). His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 2 June. His serology test result is positive, which is indicative of a past infection. We have classified him as a local unlinked case, as we cannot fully exclude the possibility that he had been infected locally. Case 64008 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 24 May.

McDonald’s delivery riders cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 64016 is a 30 year-old male Malaysia national who is employed by IVIC Logistic Pte Ltd as a delivery rider at McDonald’s (Tampines Street 32). He underwent an ART and PCR test on 21 May and his test results were negative for COVID-19. As he had been identified as a household contact of Case 63534 [2], he was placed on quarantine on the same day. He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 infection on 2 June during quarantine. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection the same day. He has tested preliminarily positive for the B.1.617 variant, and is pending further confirmatory tests. His serology test result is pending. Case 64016 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 16 May.

MINDSville@Napiri cluster

Already quarantined:

Cases 63976, 63977, 63979, 63980, 63984, 63985, 63986, 63987, 63988, 63989, 63990, 63991, 63992, 63993, 63994, 63995, 63996, 63997 and 64001 are residents at MINDSville@Napiri. They are all asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive testing of residents of the Home. Amongst them, 17 have already been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Cases 63974, 63982 and 63983 work as nursing aides at MINDSville@Napiri, and were detected from our proactive testing of staff working in the Home. Case 63974 is asymptomatic while Cases 63982 and 63983 developed symptoms after being tested for COVID-19. They have all been vaccinated against COVID-19.

NTUC Foodfare (308 Anchorvale Road) cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 64009 is a 39 year-old female China national who works as a kitchen assistant at NTUC Foodfare (308 Anchorvale Road). She is a workplace contact of Cases 63854 [3] and 63958[4], and was placed on quarantine on 31 May. She developed a fever and sore throat on 2 June, and was tested on the same day during quarantine. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 2 June.

506 Hougang Avenue 8 cluster [5]

Detected through surveillance:

Case 63999 is a 58 year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker, and resides at 506 Hougang Avenue 8. She developed a fever on 29 May, cough on 30 May and runny nose on 31 May. She sought medical treatment at a polyclinic on 1 June, where she underwent both an antigen rapid test (ART) and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, and was immediately isolated when her ART result came back positive on the same day. Her PCR test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 2 June. Her serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 63999 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 18 May.

Case 63887 cluster [6]

Already quarantined:

Case 63998 is a 3 year-old male Singaporean who is a student at My First Skool (332B Anchorvale Link), and was last in school on 4 May. He is a family member and household contact of Cases 63920[7], 63887, 63928[8]  and 63947[9], and was placed on quarantine on 30 May. He is asymptomatic, and was tested on 1 June during quarantine. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 on 2 June. His serology test result is negative.

Case 63714 cluster [10]

Already quarantined:

Case 64022 is a 24 year-old male Singaporean who works as an insurance agent at Great Eastern Life and a part-time GrabFood delivery driver. As he had been identified as a household contact of Case 63747[11], he was placed on quarantine on 24 May. He was tested for COVID-19 on 26 May and 28 May, and tested negative both times. He developed a fever on 1 June during quarantine and was tested for COVID-19 on 2 June. His test result came back positive on 3 June. His serology test result is negative.

Case 63941 cluster [12]

Already quarantined:

Case 64000 is a 17 year-old female Malaysia national who is a student in Malaysia. She has been in Singapore since September 2020 to visit her Singaporean family members. She developed a fever and cough on 29 May but did not seek medical attention. As she had been identified as a household contact of Cases 63941, 63963 [13] and 63966 [14] , she was placed on quarantine on 1 June, and tested for COVID-19 on the same day. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 2 June. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 63964 cluster [15]

Detected through surveillance:

Case 63981 is a 23 year-old female Singaporean who is a student at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, and has not gone to school since 2020. She is a family member of Case 63964, a family member and household contact of Case 64011, and a household contact of Case 64010. She developed a fever, runny nose and diarrhoea on 1 June and sought medical attention at a GP clinic on the same day, where she underwent an ART and PCR test, and was immediately isolated when her ART result came back positive on the same day. Her PCR test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 2 June. Her serology test result is negative.

Case 64010 is a 30 year-old female Indonesia national who is a foreign domestic worker, and a household contact of Cases 63981 and 64011. She developed a cough and runny nose on 23 May and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on 1 June, where she underwent both an ART and PCR test. Her ART result came back negative on the same day. Her PCR test result came back positive for COVID-19 on 2 June. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 64011 is a 51 year-old male Singaporean who works as a private hire driver for Grab. He is a family member of Cases 63964 and 63981, and a household contact of Case 64010. He developed a cough, runny nose and anosmia on 28 May and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on 1 June, where he underwent both an ART and PCR test. His ART test result was negative. His PCR test result came back positive for COVID-19 on 2 June.  His serology test result is positive. Case 64011 received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on 17 May.

Case 63973 cluster [16]

Detected through surveillance:

Case 63975 is an 85 year-old male Singaporean who is a retiree. He is a family member and household contact of Case 63973 and a family member of Case 63978. He was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on 1 June as part of our special testing operations for residents of Yishun Street 72. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. His serology result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 63975 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 11 March, and the second dose on 1 April.

Case 63978 is a 60 year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker. She is a family member of Cases 63973 and 63975. She developed a cough and itchy throat on 31 May but did not seek medical attention. She was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 1 June as part of our special testing operations for residents of Yishun Street 72. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection the next day. Her serology result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 63978 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 21 March, and the second dose on 11 April.

Other linked cases

Already quarantined:

Case 64020 is a 29 year-old female Indonesia national who works as a foreign domestic worker. She is a household contact of Case 63931[17], and was placed on quarantine on 1 June. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she was tested for COVID-19 on 1 June during quarantine. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 2 June. Her serology test result is pending.

 

b)         Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today.

 

c)         Imported cases: 10

Amongst the 10 imported cases,

•           4 (Cases 64003, 64005, 64007 and 64021) are Singaporeans and 1 (Case 64013) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from India. 
•           5 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar, of whom 3 (Cases 64015, 64017 and 64023) are foreign domestic workers.

They had all already been placed on SHN upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN.

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.         34 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 61,557 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7.         There are currently 231 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 2 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 324 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. 33 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
3 JUNE 2021


[1]  This is updated from the afternoon press release as 1 more case has been linked to previous cases following epidemiological investigations.
[2]  Case 63534 is a 27 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a delivery rider for IVIC Logistic Pte Ltd and McDonald’s (Bedok Reservoir). He was confirmed to have COVID-19 on 20 May.
[3]  Case 63854 is a 23 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a cook at West Grill Station (Anchorvale). He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 29 May.
[4]  Case 63958 is a 20 year-old female Vietnam national who works as a kitchen assistant at NTUC Foodfare (308 Anchorvale Road). She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 1 June.
[5]  Whole genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis conducted by the National Public Health Laboratory have revealed links amongst previous cases to the 506 Hougang Avenue 8 cluster.
[6]  Case 63887 is a 65 year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 30 May.
[7]  Case 63920 is a 4 year-old female Singaporean who is a student at My First Skool (332B Anchorvale Link). She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 31 May.
[8]  Case 63928 is a 27 year-old female Malaysia national who is a homemaker. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection infection on 31 May.
[9]  Case 63947 is a 28 year-old male Singaporean who works at Typo (Westgate). He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection infection on 31 May.
[10]  Case 63714 is a 74 year-old male Singaporean who is a retiree. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 24 May.
[11]  Case 63747 is a 20 year-old female Singaporean who is a student at the National University of Singapore, and works part-time at Poke Theory (Novena). She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 26 May.
[12]  Case 63941 is a 36 year-old female Vietnam national who is a homemaker. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 1 June.
[13]  Case 63963 is a 3 year-old male Singaporean who is a student at PCF Sparkletots Preschool (Kreta Ayer – Kim Seng), and a family member and household contact of Cases 63941 and 63966. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 1 June.
[14]  Case 63966 is a 71 year-old female Singaporean who works as a stall assistant at 328 Katong Laksa Tiong Bahru Plaza, and is a close contact of Case 63941. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 1 June.
[15]  Case 63964 is a 61 year-old female Singaporean who works at NTUC FairPrice (Clementi Avenue 3). She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 1 June.
[16]  Case 63973 is an 80 year-old female Singaporean who is a retiree. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 1 June.
[17]  Case 63931 is an 82 year-old male Singaporean who is a retiree. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 1 June.