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09 Dec 2020

9th Dec 2020

      As of 9 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 6 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 5 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

6

 

6

0

 

1

5

Total

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 linked to a previous case. 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: 6

Amongst the 6 imported cases, 1 (Case 58505) is a Singaporean and 2 (Cases 58506 and 58509) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from Indonesia and India respectively. Another 3 (Cases 58507, 58508 and 58510) are Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Indonesia. 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 case from Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas 

5.   An 83 year-old male Singaporean on board Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas tested positive for COVID-19 infection this morning, and was immediately isolated. He had reported to the medical centre with diarrhoea, and as part of the protocols was tested for COVID-19 using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test equipment on board the ship. His original sample has since been re-tested at the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), and has come back negative for COVID-19 infection. A second fresh sample tested by NPHL has also come back negative. NPHL will conduct another test tomorrow to confirm his COVID-19 status.

6.   In the meantime, all the identified close contacts of the case have been isolated as a precautionary measure. As part of the routine post-arrival protocols, all passengers will undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing before they are allowed to leave the terminal at Marina Bay Cruise Centre. 

Update on condition of confirmed cases 

7.   6 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,182 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

8.   There are currently 20 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 60 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
9 DECEMBER 2020