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29 Dec 2020

29th Dec 2020

1.      As of 29 December 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 13 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 10 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 3 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

13

 

13

0

 

3

10

Total

13

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.      Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of 1 case in the past week who is currently unlinked. 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: 13

Amongst the 13 imported cases, 1 (Case 58785) is a Singaporean and 2 (Cases 58775 and 58784) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from Indonesia, US and India. Another 9 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesia, of whom 7 (Cases 58777, 58778, 58779, 58780, 58781, 58782 and 58783) are foreign domestic workers. The remaining case (Case 58772) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from Indonesia for a work project in Singapore. They had all already been placed on SHN or isolated upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN or under isolation.

3.      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.

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.      14 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,400 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

6.      There are currently 37 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 76 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.