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18 Dec 2020

18th Dec 2020

1.      As of 18 December 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are no new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. There are 9 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 8 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

9

 

9

0

 

1

8

Total

9

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.      Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with no new 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: 9

Amongst the 9 imported cases, 2 (Cases 58612 and 58613) are Singaporeans and 1 (Case 58608) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from India and Austria. Another 3 (Cases 58609, 58614 and 58615) are Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Indonesia. In addition, there is 1 Dependant's Pass holder (Case 58607) who arrived from the UK, and a Short-Term Visit Pass holder (Case 58610) who arrived from India to visit her Singaporean family member. The remaining case (Case 58611) is a Special Pass holder who arrived from India to board a ship docked here as a crew member.

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

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

4.      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

5.      13 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,265 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

6.      There are currently 36 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 56 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.