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11 Jan 2021

11th Jan 2021

              As of 11 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 22 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 21 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

22

 

21

1

 

1

21

Total

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.            Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 9 cases in the week before to 8 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from 3 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: 22

Amongst the 22 imported cases,

  • 2 (Cases 59184 and 59185) are Singaporeans and 2 (Cases 59171 and 59183) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India.
  • 3 (Cases 59169, 59178 and 59182) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from India and the UAE.
  • 1 (Case 59181) is a Student’s Pass holder who arrived from Indonesia.
  • 10 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India and Indonesia, of whom 2 (Cases 59189 and 59190) are foreign domestic workers.
  • 1 (Case 59175) is a Long-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India.
  • 3 (Cases 59172, 59173 and 59191) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Cases 59172 and 59191 arrived from the US and India respectively to visit their family members who are Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents. Case 59173 arrived from India to visit her son who is studying in Singapore.
  • They had all already been placed on SHN or isolated upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN or during isolation.

    Cases 59176 and 59180 are sea crew who worked onboard bunker tanker NewOcean 6. They had been identified as close contacts of Case 58812[1], and were placed on quarantine on 31 December 2020. They were tested during quarantine and confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 10 January.

    Case 59170 is a Work Permit holder who arrived from Bangladesh on 14 December 2020 and served SHN at a dedicated facility until 28 December. His swab done on 24 December during SHN was negative for COVID-19, and another swab taken as part of Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) on 6 January was also negative. However another test on 8 January came back positive for COVID-19 infection. His polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test yielded a very high Ct value, which is indicative of a low viral load. His serological test result has also come back positive. Given that these indicate a likely past infection, we have classified this case as imported. He is likely to be shedding minute fragments of the virus RNA, which are no longer transmissible and infective to others.

    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.          32 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,668 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

    6.            There are currently 67 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. 165 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.



    [1] Case 58812 is a ship crew who arrived from Indonesia onboard NewOcean 6 on 17 December 2020. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 30 December.