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29 Mar 2021

29th Mar 2021

         As of 29 March 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 21 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 20 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

21


21

0


1

20

Total

21








2.       Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from none in the week before to 2 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from none 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 113 confirmed cases reported from 23 March to 29 March, 44 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 51 have tested negative, and 18 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: 21
 
Amongst the 21 imported cases,
 

  • 3 (Cases 61296, 61306 and 61309) are Singaporeans and 3 (Cases 61288, 61291 and 61308) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India, Myanmar, the Philippines and Turkey.
  • 1 (Case 61294) is a Dependant’s Pass holder who arrived from India.
  • 11 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, Myanmar and the Philippines, of whom 2 (Cases 61297 and 61303) are foreign domestic workers.
  • 3 (Cases 61287, 61292 and 61293) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Cases 61287 and 61292 arrived from Canada and India respectively to visit their family members living here. Case 61293 arrived from Malaysia to assist in Police investigations.


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

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

5.       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.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

6.       9 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 60,131 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7.       There are currently 39 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. 121 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. 30 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
29 MARCH 2021