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22 Dec 2020

22nd Dec 2020

1.      As of 22 December 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 29 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 24 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 5 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

29

 

29

0

 

5

24

Total

29

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.      Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of 1 case in the past week who is currently unlinked. 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.

Update on Case 58662: The serological test result of Case 58662, who was announced on 21 December, has come back positive, indicating a likely past infection. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing.

b)      Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today.

c)      Imported cases: 29

Amongst the 29 imported cases, 3 (Cases 58669, 58686 and 58696) are Singaporeans and 1 (Case 58685) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from the US, Costa Rica, Indonesia and India. Another 23 are Work Pass holders (Cases 58668 and 58684) or foreign domestic workers (Cases 58670, 58671, 58672, 58673, 58674, 58675, 58676, 58677, 58678, 58679, 58680, 58681, 58687, 58688, 58689, 58690, 58691, 58692, 58693, 58694 and 58695) currently employed in Singapore who arrived from the US, Philippines, Indonesia and Myanmar. The remaining 2 cases are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Case 58682 arrived from India to visit a Singaporean relative, and Case 58683 is a crew member of a ship which arrived from Indonesia. He had not disembarked from the ship until he was conveyed to a quarantine facility.

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

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.      17 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,304 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

6.      There are currently 47 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 81 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.