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25 Nov 2020

25th Nov 2020

1. As of 25 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 7 imported cases, who had already 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

7


7

0


0

7

Total

7








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: 7


Amongst the 7 imported cases, 1 (Case 58394) is a Singapore Permanent Resident and another (Case 58395) is a Student’s Pass holder who both arrived from India. Another 4 (Cases 58396, 58397, 58398 and 58399) are Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from India, Indonesia and the Philippines. The remaining case (Case 58392) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from Ukraine 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. As we gradually reopen our economy and resume social activities, the government has been testing more extensively in the community to facilitate early detection and to obtain a better picture of population prevalence. So far we have conducted such surveillance testing for taxi/private hire car drivers, food delivery personnel and cashiers. As part of the progressive rollout of community surveillance testing, we will extend testing for stallholders in and around Tekka Centre. The testing operations will be conducted near Little India MRT station on 26 November 2020.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

6. 12 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,091 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7. There are currently 42 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. 29 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.