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20 Mar 2021

20th Mar 2021

               As of 20 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 17 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

17

17

0

0

17

Total

17

2.             Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 2 cases in the week before to none in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 2 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 96 confirmed cases reported from 14 March to 20 March, 40 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 40 have tested negative, and 16 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: 17

Amongst the 17 imported cases,

·      1 (Case 61027) is a Singaporean who returned from India.

·      1 (Case 61041) is a Long-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from Myanmar.

·      3 (Cases 61040, 61042 and 61045) are Work Pass holders who arrived from India and Romania.

·      10 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, of whom 2 (Cases 61047 and 61049) are foreign domestic workers.

·      2 (Cases 61033 and 61039) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders who arrived from Indonesia. Case 61033 was already receiving medical care in Singapore and had returned for further treatment, and Case 61039 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.             3 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 60,022 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7.             There are currently 17 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 115 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.