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26 Jan 2021

26th Jan 2021

            As of 26 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 14 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 13 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 1 was 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

14


14

0


1

13

Total

14








2.           Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 14 cases in the week before to 9 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 5 cases 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.

3.           Amongst the 209 confirmed cases reported from 20 January to 26 January, 105 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 25 have tested negative, and 79 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: 14

Amongst the 14 imported cases, 

• 2 (Cases 59648 and 59649) are Singaporeans and 1 (Case 59647) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from Russia, UK and US.
• 2 (Cases 59650 and 59654) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from India and Portugal. 
• 2 (Cases 59658 and 59659) are Work Pass holders who arrived from India.
• 6 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India and Indonesia, of whom 1 (Case 59657) is a foreign domestic worker.
• 1 (Case 59651) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India to visit her child who is a Singapore Permanent Resident.

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

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

5.          Whole genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis conducted by the National Public Health Laboratory have revealed that 3 previously reported cases (Cases 59028 , 59340  and 59351 ) have tested positive for the B117 variant, and could be linked. Epidemiological investigations revealed that Cases 59340 and 59351 visited Jewel Changi Airport on 31 December 2020 between 2.35pm and 9.50pm, and Case 59028 was at Changi Airport Terminal 3 on the same day between 7.48pm and 8.49pm. As a precautionary measure, MOH will commence a special testing operation to offer testing for staff who have been working from 31 December at Jewel Changi Airport, and at the shops and food establishments that are open to the public at Changi Airport Terminal 3. 

Update on condition of confirmed cases

6.           20 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 59,086 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

7.           There are currently 50 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 201 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
26 JANUARY 2021