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13 Jun 2021

10th Jun 2021

        As of 10 June 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 4 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. 2 are linked to previous cases, amongst whom 1 has already been placed on quarantine, and 1 was detected through surveillance. The remaining 2 cases are currently unlinked. The cases are in the community, and there are no new cases in the dormitories. There are 9 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 9 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 4 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

4

 

1

3

 

2

2

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

9

 

9

0

 

2

7

Total

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.        Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 147 cases in the week before to 40 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 26 cases in the week before to 7 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 91 confirmed cases reported from 4 June to 10 June, 46 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 30 have tested negative, and 15 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 4

There are 4 cases in the community today, of whom 2 are linked to previous cases and 2 are currently unlinked. 

Currently unlinked case 

Detected through surveillance:

Case 64123 is a 29 year-old male India national who works as a nursing aide at Orange Valley Nursing Home (Balestier). He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on 8 June as part of the nursing home’s surveillance testing for staff. His pooled test result came back positive for COVID-19 on 9 June, and an individual test was done on the same day. His individual test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 9 June. His serology test result is positive. Case 64123 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 23 April, and the second dose on 14 May. 

Case 64132 is a 74 year-old male Singaporean who works at a sundry store at 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre. He developed a cough on 8 June, and sore throat on 9 June, and sought medical treatment at a General Practitioner (GP) clinic on the same day, where he was administered both an antigen rapid test (ART) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. He was immediately isolated when his ART result came back positive on the same day. His PCR test result also came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 9 June. His serology test result is pending. Case 64132 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 16 March, and the second dose on 6 April.

Changi Prison Complex cluster 

Already quarantined:

Case 64120 is a 40 year-old male Singaporean who is an inmate at Changi Prison Complex. He is a close contact of Case 63160 [1] and was placed on quarantine on 13 May. He developed a cough and sore throat on 7 June and was tested for COVID-19 on 8 June. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 9 June. He was tested regularly for COVID-19 during quarantine – the last test being on 4 June – and all his test results were negative. His serology test result is pending.He has tested preliminarily positive for the Delta variant, and is pending further confirmatory tests.

Other linked cases

Detected through surveillance:

Case 64121 is a 40 year-old male Malaysia national who is a baker at St Leaven (Takashimaya)He is asymptomatic and was detected when he went for a COVID-19 test directed by his employer on 7 June. On the same day, as he had been identified as a family member and household contact of Case 64112[2], he was placed on quarantine. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 9 June. His serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 64121 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 31 May.  

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today. 

c) 
Imported cases: 9

Amongst the 9 imported cases, 

  • 2 (Cases 64130 and 64131) are Singaporeans and 5 (Cases 64124, 64126, 64127, 64128 and 64129) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from Angola, India, the Philippines and the UK.
  • 1 (Case 64133) is a Work Pass holder who arrived from the Philippines.
  • 1 (Case 64125) is a Work Permit holder who arrived from Indonesia.

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 Grab cluster for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

7.       25 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 61,765 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

8.       There are currently 150 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. 287 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. 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
10 JUNE 2021


[1] Case 63160 is a 39 year-old male China national who is employed by SATS Food Services Pte Ltd as a chef at Changi Prison Complex. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 13 May.

[2] 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 was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 7 June.