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19 Mar 2021

19th Mar 2021

       As of 19 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 15 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 14 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

15

15

0

1

14

Total

15







2.     Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 3 cases in the week before to none in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 3 cases in the week before to none 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 87 confirmed cases reported from 13 March to 19 March, 39 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 28 have tested negative, and 20 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: 15

Amongst the 15 imported cases, 

- 1 (Case 61012) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from India.
- 2 (Cases 61013 and 61016) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from Nepal and Switzerland.
- 1 (Case 61023) is a Work Pass holder who arrived from the UK.
- 8 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, of whom 6 (Cases 61019, 61020, 61021, 61022, 61024 and 61025) are foreign domestic workers.
- 1 (Case 61014) is a Special Pass holder who is a sea crew. He arrived from Indonesia on a vessel, and was tested onboard without disembarking. 
- 2 (Cases 61017 and 61018) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders who arrived from Bangladesh. Case 61018 was already receiving medical care in Singapore and had returned for further treatment, and Case 61017 is her caregiver.

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

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.     5 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 60,019 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

7.     There are currently 15 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 103 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
19 MARCH 2021