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07 Dec 2020

7th Dec 2020

        As of 7 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, 12 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

13


13

0


1

12

Total

13








2.    Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of 2 cases in the past week, of whom 1 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 58489) is a Singaporean and another (Case 58488) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from Indonesia and India respectively. Another 10 (Cases 58479, 58480, 58481, 58482, 58483, 58484, 58485, 58486, 58487 and 58490) are Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar. The remaining case is a Dependant’s Pass holder (Case 58478) who arrived from Bangladesh. 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.    8 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,168 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

6.    There are currently 28 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 48 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
7 DECEMBER 2020