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23 Oct 2020

23rd Oct 2020

1. As of 23 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 10 imported cases, who had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) 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

10


10

0


0

10

Total

10








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: 10

Amongst the 10 imported cases, 1 (Case 58114) is a Singaporean who returned from the US. Another 6 are Work Pass (Cases 58115, 58116 and 58122) and Work Permit (Cases 58118, 58120 and 58121) holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Bangladesh, Russia, the Philippines and Switzerland. The remaining cases are 2 Dependant’s Pass holders (Cases 58113 and 58117) who arrived from the UAE and France, and a Student’s Pass holder (Case 58119) who arrived from France. 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.

Links between previous cases found

5. 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


6. 3 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 57,832 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7. There are currently 52 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 39 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
23 OCTOBER 2020