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14 Jun 2021

12th Jun 2021

        As of 12 June 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 9 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. 4 are linked to previous cases, amongst whom 3 have already been placed on quarantine, and 1 was detected through surveillance. The remaining 5 cases are currently unlinked. This is updated from our afternoon press release as we have withdrawn 3 cases which were verified to be negative for COVID-19 upon further tests. The 9 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, 11 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 7 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

9

 

3

6

 

7

2

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

9

 

9

0

 

0

9

Total

18

 

 

 

 

 

2.        Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 129 cases in the week before to 32 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 20 cases in the week before to 14 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 87 confirmed cases reported from 6 June to 12 June, 46 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 25 have tested negative, and 16 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 9

There are 9 cases in the community today, of whom 4 are linked to previous cases and 5 are currently unlinked. 

Currently unlinked cases 

Detected through surveillance:

Case 64159 is an 18 year-old female Singaporean who is a student at SIM Global Education, and was last in school on 24 May. She developed a runny nose and fever on 10 June and sought medical treatment at a General Practitioner (GP) clinic on 11 June, where she underwent both an antigen rapid test (ART) and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. She was immediately isolated when her ART result came back positive. Her PCR test result also came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 11 June. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 64162 is a 27 year-old female Myanmar national who is a foreign domestic worker.She developed a fever on 10 June and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on 11 June, where she underwent both an ART and PCR test. She was immediately isolated when her ART result came back positive. Her PCR test result also came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 11 June. Her serology test result is pending.

Case 64169 is a 57 year-old male Malaysia national who works as a land rigger at Jurong Port Pte Ltd. He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on 10 June as part of Rostered Routine Testing (RRT). He was immediately isolated when his ART result came back positive, and a PCR test was administered on the same day. His PCR test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 11 June. His serology test result is negative. His Ct value was very high, which is indicative of a low viral load. Another test taken on 12 June came back negative for COVID-19 infection. He is likely to be shedding minute fragments of the virus RNA, which are no longer transmissible and infective to others, but we have taken all necessary public health actions. Case 64169 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 23 January, and the second dose on 17 February.

Case 64174 is a 45 year-old female China national who is employed by Hong Ye Group as a cleaner at ION Orchard. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she went for a COVID-19 test directed by her employer on 11 June. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. Her serology test result is pending.  

Case 64183 is a 68 year-old male Singaporean who works as a landscape gardener at Amozonia Pte Ltd. He developed a runny nose and cough on 8 June and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on 11 June, where he underwent both an ART and PCR test. He was immediately isolated when his ART result came back positive. His PCR test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 June. His serology test result is pending. Case 64183 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 18 April, and the second dose on 9 May.

MARINA ARIEL cluster

Already quarantined:

Case 64180 is a 40 year-old male Indonesia national who is employed by Marina Offshore Pte Ltd as an engineer on board tugboat MARINA ARIEL. He developed a cough on 1 June and a fever on 10 June but did not seek medical attention. As he had been identified as a workplace contact of Case 64149[1], he was placed on quarantine on 11 June. He reported his symptoms on the same day and was conveyed to a hospital and tested for COVID-19. Prior to that, he had not disembarked from the vessel. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 June. His serology test result is pending. 

Case 64181 is a 38 year-old male Indonesia national who is employed by Marina Offshore Pte Ltd as a sea crew on board tugboat MARINA ARIEL. He developed a fever on 1 June and a cough on 9 June but did not seek medical attention. As he had been identified as a workplace contact of Case 64149, he was placed on quarantine on 11 June. He reported his symptoms on the same day and was conveyed to a hospital and tested for COVID-19. His test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 June. His serology test result is pending. 

Case 63399 cluster[2]

Already quarantined:

Case 64182 is a 35 year-old female Malaysia national who works as an administrative staff at Ces Lamination Pte Ltd. She is a household contact of Cases 63399, 63900[3] and 63917[, and was placed on quarantine on 17 May. She developed a runny nose on 10 June during quarantine but did not report her symptom until 11 June. She was tested for COVID-19 on 11 June, and her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 June. Her serology test result is negative. 

Other linked cases

Detected through surveillance:

Case 64158 is an 82 year-old female Singaporean who regularly helps out at a sundry store at 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre. She developed a fever and shortness of breath on 10 June and sought medical treatment at a polyclinic on 11 June, where she underwent both an ART and  PCR test. She was immediately isolated when her ART result came back positive. Her PCR test result also came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 11 June. Her serology test result is pending. Case 64158 received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 29 March, and the second dose on 19 April. 

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today. 

c) Imported cases: 9

Amongst the 9 imported cases, 6 (Cases 64155, 64164, 64165, 64166, 64167 and 64175) are Singaporeans and 3 (Cases 64153, 64154 and 64156) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India, Portugal, Russia, Thailand, the UK and US.

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.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

6.        39 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 61,838 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7.        T
here are currently 125 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. 266 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
12 JUNE 2021


[1] Case 64149 is a 38 year-old male Indonesia national who is employed by Marina Offshore Pte Ltd as a sea crew on board tugboat MARINA ARIEL. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 11 June.

[2] Case 63399 is a 35 year-old male Malaysia national who is a kitchen crew at Kota Zheng Zong Bak Kut Teh (Serangoon Gardens). He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 May.

[3] Case 63900 is a 30 year-old male Malaysia national who works as an administrative staff at Sin Wei Precision Mechanical. He was confirmed to have COVID-9 infection on 30 May.

[4] Case 63917 is a 29 year-old female Malaysia national who works as a waitress at Chir Chir Restaurant (Bugis Junction). She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 31 May.