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21 Oct 2020

21st Oct 2020

        As of 21 October 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 12 imported cases, who had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival. 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

12

 

12

0

 

0

12

Total

12

 

 

 

 

 

 



2.     Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 4 cases in the week before, to 2 in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from none in the week before, to 2 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: 12

Amongst the 12 imported cases, 9 (Cases 58087, 58088, 58090, 58091, 58092, 58093, 58094, 58095 and 58096) are Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines. Another 2 (Cases 58089 and 58098) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from the UAE. The remaining case (Case 58097) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from Egypt for his upcoming marriage to his Singaporean fiancée. They had all been placed on SHN upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN. 

3.     Details of these trends can be found in MOH’s daily situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report).

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. 

5.     MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to the cluster at Tuas View Dormitory (70 Tuas South Avenue 1) for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed.

Links between previous cases found

6.     Further epidemiological investigations and contact tracing have uncovered links between previously announced and new cases. Please refer to Annex A and Annex B for details. 

Update on condition of confirmed cases

7.     2 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 57,821 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

8.     There are currently 43 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 41 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
21 OCTOBER 2020