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10 Jan 2021

10th Jan 2021

         As of 10 January 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are no new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. There are 42 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 40 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 2 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

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Cases residing in dormitories

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

Imported cases

42

 

42

0

 

2

40

Total

42

 

 

 

 

 

 


2. Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 10 cases in the week before to 8 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from 4 cases in the week before to 5 cases in the past week. 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: 42

Amongst the 42 imported cases, 

• 2 (Cases 59146 and 59147) are Singaporeans and 2 (Cases 59132 and 59148) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from Malaysia and India.
• 6 (Cases 59127, 59137, 59138, 59153, 59155 and 59159) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from Austria, India, Nepal and the UAE. 
• 4 (Cases 59128, 59129, 59160 and 59161) are Work Pass holders who arrived from India and the Philippines. 
• 24 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, of whom 5 (Cases 59142, 59150, 59151, 59152 and 59165) are foreign domestic workers.
• 1 (Case 59158) is a Long-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India. 
• 1 (Case 59157) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India to visit his parent who is a Singapore Permanent Resident.
• 2 (Cases 59156 and 59168) are Special Pass holders who are sea crew. They arrived onboard separate vessels from Myanmar and Indonesia, and had not disembarked. They were tested onboard and were conveyed to the hospital when their COVID-19 tests came back positive. 

They had all already been placed on SHN or isolated upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN or during isolation.

3.      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.

4.    Please refer to the Annexes and MOH’s daily Situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report) for details. 

Update on condition of confirmed cases

5.     25 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,636 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

6.      There are currently 60 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. 182 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. 29 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
10 JANUARY 2021