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24 Nov 2020

24th Nov 2020

      As of 24 November 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 18 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 15 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 3 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

18

18

0

3

15

Total

18






2.     Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with no new 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: 18

Amongst the 18 imported cases, 2 (Cases 58375 and 58390) are Singaporeans who returned from the Netherlands and Indonesia. Another 14 are currently employed in Singapore. Of these, 1 (Case 58378) is a Work Pass holder who arrived from Pakistan, and 13 (Cases 58374, 58376, 58377, 58380, 58381, 58382, 58383, 58384, 58385, 58386, 58387, 58388 and 58389) are foreign domestic workers who arrived from India, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Saudi Arabia. The remaining cases are a Dependant’s Pass holder (Case 58379) who arrived from Pakistan, and a Short-Term Visit Pass holder (Case 58373) who arrived from the Philippines to board a ship docked here as a crew member. 

They had already been placed on SHN upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN. 

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.

5.     MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to the cluster at Cassia @ Penjuru (15 Penjuru Walk) for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed. With the closure of this cluster, there are no active COVID-19 clusters for the first time since 3 February 2020. 

Update on condition of confirmed cases

6.     8 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,079 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

7.     There are currently 37 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 1 is in critical condition 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
24 NOVEMBER 2020