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12 May 2020

12th May 2020

     As of 12 May 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 884 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: 4 (3 Singaporeans/Permanent Residents, 1 Work Pass)

The number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of 8 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 7 per day in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased, from an average of 4 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 3 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): 3

The number of new cases amongst Work Permit holders residing outside dormitories has decreased, from an average of 7 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 6 per day in the past week.

d) Work Permit holders (residing in dormitories): 877

The number of new cases from the testing of workers with acute respiratory infection (ARI) symptoms and their contacts remains stable.  But the number of daily cases continues to rise as we are also testing the workers who are well and asymptomatic, as part of our process to verify and test the status of every worker. We had started this intensive testing at the purpose-built dormitories, and are now doing so for the factory-converted dormitories.

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, 98% are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.

Links between previous cases found

4.    In the past week (5 May to 11 May), MOH has uncovered links for 93 previously unlinked cases.

5.     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 24016

6.     Case 24016 is a 63 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 11 May, and is currently warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases.

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

Case 24255

8.     Case 24255 is a 55 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 11 May, and is currently warded at Changi General Hospital (CGH).

9.     Prior to hospital admission, she had gone to work for a few hours as a patient service associate at CGH.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

10.    626 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 3,851 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

11.     There are currently 1,132 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 20 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 19,667 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. 21 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

12.     Case 23908, a 50 year-old male Thai national, has passed away on 12 May 2020. He had been sent to the emergency department at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital after suffering respiratory arrest on 10 May. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 11 May. The cause of death is cerebral haemorrhage.

13.     Case 24013, a 31 year-old male Indian national, has passed away on 10 May 2020. He had collapsed after complaining of chest pain while at his dormitory. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection after his demise on 11 May. The cause of death is coronary thrombosis. [1]

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
12 MAY 2020


[1] Only cases where the attending doctor or pathologist attributes the primary or underlying cause of death as due to COVID-19 infection will be added to the COVID-19 death count. This is consistent with international practice for classifying deaths