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14 Mar 2021

14th Mar 2021

          As of 14 March 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) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 15 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

17

 

17

0

 

2

15

Total

17

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.      Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 4 cases in the week before to 2 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 3 cases in the week before to 2 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 72 confirmed cases reported from 8 March to 14 March, 32 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 28 have tested negative, and 12 serology test results are pending.

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, 

• 4 (Cases 60880, 60888, 60889 and 60890) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from France, India and Nepal.
• 1 (Case 60884) is a Long-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India.
• 1 (Case 60885) is a Student’s Pass holder who arrived from India.
• 1 (Case 60891) is a Work Pass holder who arrived from Nepal.
• 8 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and the Philippines, of whom 1 (Case 60901) is a foreign domestic worker.
• 2 (Cases 60881 and 60886) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Case 60881 arrived from the Philippines to visit her Singaporean relatives and Case 60886 arrived from India to visit his family member who works in Singapore.

They had 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.      7 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 59,968 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

7.      There are currently 17 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 90 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. 30 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. 


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
14 MARCH 2021