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08 Jun 2021

8th Jun 2021

      As of 8 June 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 4 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. 1 is in the community and linked to previous cases, and has already been placed on quarantine. The remaining 3 are currently unlinked.  Amongst them, 2 are in the community, and 1 resides in a dormitory. There are 5 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 8 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 1 was 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


1

2


1

2

Cases residing in dormitories

1


0

1


0

1

Imported cases

5


5

0


0

5

Total

9








2.    Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 125 cases in the week before to 93 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 24 cases in the week before to 10 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 150 confirmed cases reported from 2 June to 8 June, 79 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 61 have tested negative, and 10 serology test results are pending.


Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 3

There are 3 cases in the community today, of whom 1 is linked to previous cases and 2 are currently unlinked. 

Currently unlinked cases 

Detected through surveillance:

Case 64107 is a 54 year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who works as a vessel manager at NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd. He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was administered both an antigen rapid test (ART) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on 7 June before boarding a vessel. He was immediately isolated when his ART result came back positive for COVID-19. His PCR test result also came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 7 June. His earlier tests from Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) – the last being on 3 June – were all negative for COVID-19 infection. His serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 64107 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 25 January and the second dose on 17 February.

Case 64112 is a 35 year-old female Malaysia national who works as a retail assistant at Four Leaves (Ion Orchard and AMK Hub). She developed a fever, cough, sore throat and runny nose on 5 June but did not seek medical treatment until 7 June when she visited a General Practitioner (GP) clinic, where she was administered both an ART and PCR test, and was immediately isolated when her ART result came back positive for COVID-19. Her PCR test result also came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is pending.

MINDSville@Napiri cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 64108 is a resident at MINDSville@Napiri. He is asymptomatic, and was detected from our proactive testing of residents of the Home. He has already been vaccinated against COVID-19. 

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 1

There is 1 case residing in a dormitory today who is currently unlinked. 

Detected through surveillance:

Case 64113 is a 31 year-old male Bangladesh national who is employed by Isogo Marine Engineering Pte Ltd as a plumber and pipe fitter, and works at Keppel Shipyard Tuas Yard. He resides at Avery Lodge (2D Jalan Papan). He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested on 7 June as part of testing for dormitory residents before they visited Terusan Recreation Centre. His ART result came back positive on the same day, and he was immediately isolated. His PCR test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 8 June. His earlier tests from RRT – the last being on 3 June – were all negative for COVID-19 infection. His serology test result is pending. Case 64113 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 7 March and the second dose on 28 March. 

c) Imported cases: 5

Amongst the 5 imported cases, 

-   2 (Cases 64104 and 64110) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India.
-   2 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Indonesia and the Philippines, of whom 1 (Case 64109) is a foreign domestic worker.
-   1 (Case 64106) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who was already receiving medical care in Singapore and had arrived from Indonesia for further treatment. 

They have 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.

6.    MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to the MT ALLI cluster for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

7.   42 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 61,702 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

8.    There are currently 187 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. 296 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. 

9.    Case 62680, an 86 year-old female Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 7 June 2021. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 30 April when she was warded at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for an unrelated medical condition. She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia, hypertension and hypothyroidism. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital has reached out to her family and is extending assistance to them.


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
8 JUNE 2021