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09 Nov 2020

9th Nov 2020

      As of 9 November 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 8 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 5 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

8

8

0

3

5

Total

8






2.     Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of 1 case in the past week, who 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: 8

Amongst the 8 imported cases, 3 (Cases 58246, 58247 and 58250) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India, Bangladesh and the UAE. Case 58250 had travelled to the UAE under the Business Travel Pass. He had undergone a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test upon return to Singapore, and self-isolated at home while waiting for his test result. He was conveyed to the hospital after his test came back positive the next day. His serological test result has come back positive, which indicates likely past infection.

Another 4 are currently employed in Singapore. Of these, 2 (Cases 58244 and 58245) are Work Pass holders who arrived from South Korea and the Philippines and the other 2 (Cases 58248 and 58251) are Work Permit holders who arrived from Indonesia. The remaining case (Case 58249) is a Long-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India. They had all already been placed on SHN or isolated upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN or upon arrival in Singapore. 

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. 

5.     MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to the cluster at Toh Guan Dormitory (19A Toh Guan Road East) for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

6.     6 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 57,981 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

7.     There are currently 34 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 21 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. 28 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. 



MINISTRY OF HEALTH
9 NOVEMBER 2020