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08 Apr 2021

8th Apr 2021

     As of 8 April 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 21 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 18 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

21

 

21

0

 

3

18

Total

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.    Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 3 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 168 confirmed cases reported from 2 April to 8 April, 67 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 74 have tested negative, and 27 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: 21

Amongst the 21 imported cases,

  • 5 (Cases 61673, 61674, 61695, 61700 and 61701) are Singaporeans and 1 (Case 61699) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from India and the US.
  • 3 (Cases 61681, 61692 and 61693) are Student's Pass holders who arrived from India.
  • 2 (Cases 61682 and 61683) are Work Pass holders who arrived from India and the Maldives.
  • 9 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Ukraine, of whom 3 (Cases 61710, 61711 and 61712) are foreign domestic workers.
  • 1 (Case 61679) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from the Philippines for a work project in Singapore.

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

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.

Update on condition of confirmed cases 

6.    24 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 60,284 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7.    There are currently 43 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 1 is in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 218 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.

 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
8 APRIL 2021