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21 Mar 2021

21st Mar 2021

1.      As of 21 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 12 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 10 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

12

 

12

0

 

2

10

Total

12

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 91 confirmed cases reported from 15 March to 21 March, 34 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 36 have tested negative, and 21 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: 12

Amongst the 12 imported cases, 

• 1 (Case 61068) is a Singaporean who returned from India.
• 1 (Case 61057) is a Dependant’s Pass holder who arrived from Nepal.
• 2 (Cases 61064 and 61065) are Long-Term Visit Pass holders who arrived from India.
• 1 (Case 61056) is a Work Pass holder who arrived from Nepal.
• 3 (Cases 61071, 61073 and 61076) are Work Permit holders who arrived from India, Indonesia and the Philippines, all of whom are foreign domestic workers.
• 4 (Cases 61060, 61061, 61062 and 61063) are Special Pass holders who are sea crew. They arrived from Indonesia on a vessel, and were tested onboard without disembarking. 

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.      16 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 60,038 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7.      There are currently 18 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 110 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.