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08 May 2020

4th May 2020

                As of 4 May 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 573 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore. The breakdown is as follows:

  a)   Imported cases: 0

There are no imported cases today.

  b)   Cases in the community: 5 (5 Singaporeans/Permanent Residents)

The number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of 20 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 9 per day in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased, from an average of 12 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 4 per day in the past week. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme.

  c)   Work Permit holders (residing outside dormitories): 8

The number of new cases amongst Work Permit holders residing outside dormitories has decreased, from an average of 22 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 13 per day in the past week. 

  d)   Work Permit holders (residing in dormitories): 560

We continue to pick up many more cases amongst Work Permit holders residing in dormitories, including in factory-converted dormitories, because of extensive testing in these premises.

2.            Details of these trends can be found in MOH’s daily situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report). Please refer to Annex A for the summary of the confirmed cases.

3.            Of the new cases, 89% are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.

4.            MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to Little Gems Preschool (3 Ang Mo Kio Street 62) and the dormitory at 55 Sungei Kadut Loop for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the clusters have now been closed.

Links between previous cases found

5.            In the past week (27 April to 3 May), MOH has uncovered links for 798 previously unlinked cases.

6.            Further epidemiological investigations and contact tracing have uncovered links between previously announced and new cases. Please refer to Annex B and Annex C for details.

Cases from public healthcare sector

Case 18510

7.            Case 18510 is a 33 year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 3 May, and is currently warded at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

8.            Prior to hospital admission, she had gone to work as a facilities manager at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

Case 18583

9.            Case 18583 is a 32 year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 3 May, and is currently warded at Changi General Hospital (CGH).

10.            Prior to hospital admission, she had been at work for a few hours as a doctor at CGH.

Case 18669

11.            Case 18669 is a 52 year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 4 May, and is currently warded at NCID.

12.            Prior to hospital admission, she had gone to work as a healthcare volunteer at the community care facility at Singapore EXPO.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

13.            49 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 1,457 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

14.            There are currently 1,491 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 25 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 15,812 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. 18 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.