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13 Mar 2021

13th Mar 2021

      As of 13 March 2021, 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 (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. All new cases today are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance. 

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

 

0

8

Total

8

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.   Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 4 cases in the week before to 2 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 3 cases in the week before to 2 cases in the past week. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme.

3.   Amongst the 68 confirmed cases reported from 7 March to 13 March, 33 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 27 have tested negative, and 8 serology test results are pending.

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,

  • 1 (Case 60854) is a Singaporean and 1 (Case 60853) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from India and Papua New Guinea.
  • 1 (Case 60859) is a Student’s Pass holder who arrived from India.
  • 1 (Case 60861) is a Work Pass holder who arrived from Bangladesh.
  • 1 (Case 60852) is a Work Permit holder who arrived from Bangladesh.
  • 2 (Cases 60856 and 60860) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Case 60856 arrived from the US to work in Singapore. Case 60860 is a sea crew who arrived from Indonesia on a vessel, and had remained isolated until his COVID-19 test result came back positive and he was conveyed to the hospital.
  • 1 (Case 60857) is a Special Pass holder, who is a sea crew. He arrived from Indonesia on a vessel, and was tested onboard without disembarking.

They had all already been placed on SHN or isolated upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN or during isolation.

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

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 Case 60138 cluster for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

7.   11 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 59,961 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

8.   There are currently 17 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 80 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. 30 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

9.    Case 59858, a 61 year-old male Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 12 March 2021. He had been in the UAE for work, and returned to Singapore on 30 January. He developed a cough just before departing the UAE and shortness of breath on the same day, and tested positive for COVID-19 infection upon arrival in Singapore. He had a past history of hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and gout. The National Centre for Infectious Diseases has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them.


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
13 MARCH 2021