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25 Jan 2021

25th Jan 2021

          As of 25 January 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 44 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 40 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 4 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

44

 

43

1

 

4

40

Total

44

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.       Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 10 cases in the week before to 13 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has decreased from 4 cases in the week before to 3 cases 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 225 confirmed cases reported from 19 January to 25 January, 123 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 34 have tested negative, and 68 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: 44

Amongst the 44 imported cases, 

• 4 (Cases 59604, 59612, 59629 and 59635) are Singaporeans and 2 (Cases 59611 and 59642) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, UK and US.
• 7 (Cases 59603, 59608, 59609, 59616, 59627, 59628 and 59632) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from India, Russia and the UAE. 
• 1 (Case 59643) is a Long-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from the US. 
• 3 (Cases 59601, 59606 and 59638) are Student’s Pass holders who arrived from France, Indonesia and Kazakhstan. 
• 6 (Cases 59602, 59605, 59607, 59630, 59631 and 59633) are Work Pass holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India, Japan, Poland and Spain.
• 17 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Malaysia, of whom 3 (Cases 59621, 59636 and 59640) are foreign domestic workers.
• 4 (Cases 59622, 59624, 59625 and 59626) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders who arrived from India to visit their relatives who are Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents.

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

Case 59629 is a 19 year-old female Singaporean who returned from the UK on 6 December and served SHN at a dedicated facility until 20 December. Her swab done on 16 December during SHN was negative for COVID-19. She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she took a COVID-19 pre-departure test on 23 January in preparation for her return to the UK. Her test result came back positive the next day, and she was conveyed to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases. Her Ct value was very high, which is indicative of a low viral load, and her serology test result has also come back positive. Given that these indicate likely past infection, we have classified the case as imported based on her travel history. She is likely to be shedding minute fragments of the virus RNA, which are no longer transmissible and infective to others.

4.     Please refer to the Annexes and MOH’s daily Situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report) for details. 

Update on condition of confirmed cases

5.       25 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 59,066 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

6.      There are currently 59 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 198 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. 


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
25 JANUARY 2021