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03 Jan 2021

3rd Jan 2021

          As of 3 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 35 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 32 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

35

 

35

0

 

3

32

Total

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.             Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 1 case in the week before to 10 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 1 case in the week before to 4 cases 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: 35

Amongst the 35 imported cases,

  • 1 (Case 58928) is a Singaporean and 5 (Cases 58925, 58926, 58927, 58929 and 58930) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from the UK, India and Indonesia.

  •  10 (Cases 58913, 58917, 58919, 58920, 58921, 58941, 58942, 58943, 58946 and 58947) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from India and UAE.

  • 1 (Case 58934) is a Long-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India.

  • 4 (Cases 58914, 58915, 58918 and 58933) are Work Pass holders who arrived from Russia, India, Japan and Maldives.

  • 12 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Malaysia, of whom 7 (Cases 58932, 58935, 58936, 58937, 58938, 58939 and 58940) are foreign domestic workers.

  • 2 (Cases 58944 and 58945) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Case 58944 arrived from India to visit his Singaporean child. Case 58945 is a cargo pilot who arrived from the US via Australia. He was isolated upon arrival in Singapore, and was conveyed directly to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) where he was tested and confirmed to have COVID-19 infection. His serological test result has come back positive.

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

Case 58948 is a ship crew who had boarded a vessel on 4 March 2020 in Indonesia. He developed a fever on 23 December but had self-medicated. On 31 December, he was placed on quarantine as he had been identified as a close contact of a previously reported case (Case 58812) who is a crew member of the same vessel. Case 58948 failed to declare his symptoms until 2 January 2021. He consulted a doctor via video-consultation on the same day, and was subsequently conveyed to NCID where he tested positive for COVID-19. Prior to that, he had not disembarked from the vessel. All the remaining crew members of the vessel have been placed on quarantine.

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.             11 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,487 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

6.             There are currently 64 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. 117 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.