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04 Feb 2021

4th Feb 2021

        As of 4 February 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 22 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 19 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

22

 

22

0

 

3

19

Total

22

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.      Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 1 case in the week before to 3 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 199 confirmed cases reported from 29 January to 4 February, 112 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 35 have tested negative, and 52 serology test results are pending.

Case Details

a) Cases in the community: 0

There are no cases in the community today. 

Update on Case 59935: The serology test result for Case 59935, who was reported as a local unlinked case yesterday, has come back positive, indicating a likely past infection. Given her serology status and recent travel history to India from 30 November 2020 to 6 January 2021, we have re-classified this case as imported. 

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no cases residing in dormitories today.

c) Imported cases: 22

Amongst the 22 imported cases, 

• 3 (Cases 59946, 59949 and 59953) are Singaporeans and 2 (Cases 59947 and 59951) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
• 2 (Cases 59955 and 59959) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from Germany and Japan.
• 4 (Cases 59937, 59941, 59948 and 59960) are Work Pass holders who arrived from Indonesia, Nigeria and the UAE.
• 8 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia, of whom 6 (Cases 59942, 59945, 59956, 59957, 59961 and 59962) are foreign domestic workers.
• 3 (Cases 59939, 59943 and 59944) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Case 59939 arrived from Indonesia for a job placement. Cases 59943 and 59944 arrived from Indonesia to visit their family members who are Singaporeans or 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. 

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.

5.    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

6.       28 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 59,348 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

7.      There are currently 38 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 209 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. 


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
4 FEBRUARY 2021