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20 Nov 2020

19th Nov 2020

          As of 19 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 4 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 3 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

4


4

0


1

3

Total

4









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: 4

Amongst the 4 imported cases, 1 (Case 58343) is a Singaporean and another (Case 58344) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from Indonesia and India respectively. Another case (Case 58346) is a Work Permit holder currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Indonesia. The remaining case (Case 58342) is a Special Pass holder who arrived from Montenegro to board a ship docked here as a crew member. They had already been placed on SHN or isolated upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN. 

Case 58343 has been experiencing shortness of breath since 11 November but had declared that he did not have any of the specified symptoms, including shortness of breath, in his health declaration form submitted for immigration clearance on 17 November. Investigations are ongoing to assess if there has been any breach of our travel requirements. We urge everyone to continue to exercise social responsibility and will not hesitate to take enforcement actions against those who breach the rules.

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.      6 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,052 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

6.      There are currently 28 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. 31 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
19 NOVEMBER 2020