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02 Apr 2021

2nd Apr 2021

          As of 2 April 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 43 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 41 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 2 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

43


42

1


2

41

Total

43








2.            Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 1 case in the week before to 2 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 1 case 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 185 confirmed cases reported from 27 March to 2 April, 61 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 90 have tested negative, and 34 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: 43

Amongst the 43 imported cases,

•             1 (Case 61482) is a Singaporean and 5 (Cases 61460, 61464, 61472, 61480 and 61502) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from Germany, India and the UK.
•             3 (Cases 61457, 61498 and 61500) are Student's Pass holders who arrived from India and Myanmar.
•             3 (Cases 61454, 61465 and 61475) are Work Pass holders who arrived from India and the Philippines.
•             25 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines, of whom 5 (Cases 61440, 61449, 61453, 61488 and 61489) are foreign domestic workers.
•             6 (Cases 61455, 61456, 61461, 61462, 61463 and 61470) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Cases 61455, 61461, 61462, 61463 and 61470 arrived from India, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea for work projects in Singapore. Case 61456 arrived from Indonesia to visit her family members who are Singapore Permanent Residents.

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

Case 61480 is a 46 year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from India on 17 March, and served SHN at a dedicated facility. Her on-arrival test on 17 March was negative for COVID-19. On 20 March, she was placed on quarantine as she had been identified as a close contact of Case 61047 during their flight to Singapore. Her tests done during quarantine on 21 March and 30 March were negative for COVID-19. Her quarantine ended on 31 March and she went home, where she had remained until she sought medical treatment for an unrelated condition on 1 April. Although she is asymptomatic, she was tested again, and this time her result came back positive for COVID-19 infection and she was hospitalised. Her serology test result is pending. Given her recent travel history and exposure to a COVID-19 case during her flight, we have classified this as an imported case.

Cases 61461 and 61470 are Short-Term Visit Pass holders who arrived from Papua New Guinea on 27 March for work projects in Singapore. Both tested negative for COVID-19 upon arrival in Singapore, and had remained isolated at a dedicated facility until they tested negative again on 29 March. Thereafter they were on a controlled itinerary, which was largely limited to their place of work and accommodation. On 30 March, they were placed on quarantine as they had been identified as close contacts of Case 61360 during their flight to Singapore. Case 61461 developed a cough on 30 March night, while Case 61470 is asymptomatic. They were tested for COVID-19 on 31 March and conveyed to separate hospitals when their results came back positive for COVID-19 infection the next day. Their serology test results are pending. Given their recent travel history and exposure to a COVID-19 case during their flight, we have classified these cases as imported.

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.            15 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 60,176 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 1 is in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 204 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
2 APRIL 2021