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02 Jan 2021

2nd Jan 2021

          As of 2 January 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 33 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 31 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 2 were 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

33


33

0


2

31

Total

33








2.       Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 1 case in the week before to 10 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 1 case in the week before to 4 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: 33

Amongst the 33 imported cases,

  • 6 (Cases 58898, 58899, 58900, 58901, 58902 and 58903) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India and Indonesia.
  • 5 (Cases 58889, 58894, 58909, 58910 and 58911) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from India and the US.
  • 2 (Cases 58878 and 58879) are Long-Term Visit Pass holders who arrived from Egypt and India.
  • 1 (Case 58883) is a Student’s Pass holder who arrived from India.
  • 6 (Cases 58877, 58881, 58884, 58890, 58891 and 58893) are Work Pass holders who arrived from India and Myanmar.
  • 12 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh and the Philippines, of whom 9 (Cases 58882, 58885, 58886, 58887, 58888, 58904, 58905, 58906 and 58907) are foreign domestic workers.
  • 1 (Case 58892) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from Indonesia to visit her Singaporean parent.

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


3.       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.

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

Update on condition of confirmed cases

5.       17 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,476 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

6.       There are currently 61 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. 96 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
2 JANUARY 2021