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18 Nov 2020

18th Nov 2020

          As of 18 November 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 5 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. All new cases today are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance. 

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

5

 

5

0

 

0

5

Total

5

 

 

 

 

 

 


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: 5

Amongst the 5 imported cases, 3 (Cases 58339, 58340 and 58341) are Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Myanmar. Another case (Case 58338) is a Student’s Pass holder who arrived from India. The remaining case (Case 58337) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who was allowed entry as he was already receiving medical care in Singapore and had returned for further treatment. They had already been placed on SHN or isolated upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN.

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.

5.            MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to the cluster at ASPRI-Westlite Papan (5 Jalan Papan) for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed.

 

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, 58,046 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7.            There are currently 33 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 28 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. 28 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

  

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
18 NOVEMBER 2020