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06 Dec 2020

6th Dec 2020

1. As of 6 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 5 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 4 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

5


5

0


1

4

Total

5








2. Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of 3 cases in the past week, of whom 2 are 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: 5

Amongst the 5 imported cases, 2 (Cases 58473 and 58474) are Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Indonesia. Another case (Case 58475) is a Dependant’s Pass holder who arrived from the US. The remaining 2 cases are Short-Term Visit Pass holders who arrived from the UK and Indonesia. Case 58476 is the child of a Singapore Permanent Resident, and Case 58477 is here for her marriage to a Singaporean. They had already been placed on SHN upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN.

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

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.

Update on condition of confirmed cases


5. 2 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,160 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

6. There are currently 27 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 44 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.