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18 Feb 2021

18th Feb 2021

       As of 18 February 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 11 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 10 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

11

11

0

1

10

Total

11






2.     Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 7 cases in the week before to 3 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 6 cases in the week before to 1 case 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 73 confirmed cases reported from 12 February to 18 February, 34 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 13 have tested negative, and 26 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: 11

Amongst the 11 imported cases, 

- 1 (Case 60304) is a Singaporean and 1 (Case 60305) is a Permanent Resident who returned from Bangladesh and the UK.
- 1 (Case 60298) is a Work Pass holder who arrived from the UAE.
- 7 are Work Permit holders who arrived from India, Indonesia and the Philippines, of whom - 5 (Cases 60299, 60300, 60301, 60302 and 60310) are foreign domestic workers.
- 1 (Case 60297) is a Student's Pass holder who arrived from Italy for studies in Singapore.

Of these, 4 arrived in Singapore before the requirement for mandatory on-arrival serology tests commenced, and 6 are not required to undergo these tests upon arrival 1. The remaining case tested negative for her on-arrival serology test.

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.     3 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 59,679 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

7.     There are currently 20 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. 104 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
18 FEBRUARY 2021


1 From 5 February, newly arrived Work Permit and S Pass holders in the Construction, Marine and Process sectors, foreign domestic workers and confinement nannies, who have recent travel history to higher-risk countries/ regions, are required to undergo mandatory on-arrival serology tests, in addition to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.