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28 Oct 2020

28th Oct 2020

1.     As of 28 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 7 imported cases, who had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice 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, as well as unlinked, cases in the community has increased from 2 cases in the week before, to 3 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 is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from Belgium. The rest are currently employed in Singapore. Of these, 1 (Case 58154) is a Work Pass holder who arrived from Switzerland, and 5 (Cases 58156, 58158, 58159, 58160 and 58161) are Work Permit holders who arrived from Myanmar and the Philippines. 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.     7 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 57,890 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7.     There are currently 40 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is 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.