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01 Nov 2020

1st Nov 2020

1.     As of 1 November 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are no new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. There are 4 imported cases, who had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 3 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

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

4

 

4

0

 

1

3

Total

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.     Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of 2 cases in the past week. Both cases are currently unlinked. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 0

There are no cases in the community today.

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today.

c) Imported cases: 4

Amongst the 4 imported cases, 2 (Cases 58195 and 58198) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India and the UK. The remaining 2 cases are currently employed in Singapore. Case 58196 is a Work Pass holder who arrived from the Netherlands, and Case 58197 is a Work Permit holder who arrived from the Philippines. They had all been placed on SHN upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN.

3.     Details of these trends can be found in MOH’s daily situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report).

4.     
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.

Links between previous cases found

5.     
Further epidemiological investigations and contact tracing have uncovered links between previously announced and new cases. Please refer to Annex A and Annex B for details.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

6.     11 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 57,924 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7.     There are currently 46 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 21 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. 28 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.