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12 Jan 2021

12th Jan 2021

          As of 12 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 17 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 16 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

17

 

17

1

 

1

16

Total

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.          Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 11 cases in the week before to 6 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has remained stable at 4 cases per week in the past 2 weeks. 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: 17

Amongst the 17 imported cases,

•             1 (Case 59193) is a Singaporean and 2 (Cases 59194 and 59195) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India and the US.
•             13 are Work Permit holders who arrived from India, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines, of whom 12 (Cases 59192, 59197, 59198, 59199, 59200, 59201, 59202, 59203, 59204, 59205, 59206 and 59207) are foreign domestic workers.
•             1 (Case 59208) is a sea crew holding a Special Pass who arrived from Japan on board a vessel. He was tested for COVID-19 upon arrival in Singapore, and subsequently conveyed to the hospital when his test 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.            26 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,694 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

6.            There are currently 53 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. 170 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
12 JANUARY 2021