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13 Oct 2020

13th Oct 2020

         As of 13 October 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 4 imported cases, who had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival. Amongst the new cases today, 3 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

4

 

3

1

 

1

3

Total

4

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.        Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from an average of 2 cases per day in the week before, to an average of fewer than 1 per day in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from an average of fewer than 1 case per day in the week before, to none in the past week. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme.

3.        All the new cases today are imported or linked to known cases/ clusters. 

Case Details

a) Cases in the community:

There are no cases in the community today.

b) Cases residing in dormitories: 0

There are no new cases detected in dormitories for the first time since 25 March 2020.

c) Imported cases: 4

Amongst the 4 imported cases, 1 (Case 58042) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from India. Another case (Case 58040) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who was allowed entry into Singapore to visit a family member who is hospitalised here. The remaining 2 cases are a Training Employment Pass holder (Case 58041) who arrived from India, and a Student’s Pass holder (Case 58039) who arrived from France. They had all been placed on 14-day SHN upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN. 

Case 58041 served SHN at a dedicated facility upon arrival in Singapore on 25 September. He was tested on 5 October while serving SHN and his test result was negative for COVID-19. He completed his SHN on 9 October and developed onset of symptoms on the same day. He subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 12 October when he took a pre-departure test in order to return to India. Between 9 October and 12 October, he had mostly remained at Dream Lodge Singapore (172 Tyrwhitt Road) but visited the National University Health System (NUHS) Tower Block on 9 October. 

4.    Details of these trends can be found in MOH’s daily situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report).

5.        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. 

6.         MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to the cluster at Mandai Lodge I (460 Mandai Road) for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed.

Links between previous cases found

7.      Further epidemiological investigations and contact tracing have uncovered links between previously announced and new cases. Please refer to Annex A and Annex B for details. 

Update on condition of confirmed cases

8.     12 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 57,740 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. 

9.       There are currently 35 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 81 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
13 OCTOBER 2020