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16 Feb 2021

16th Feb 2021

1.     As of 16 February 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are no new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. There is 1 imported case, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. 

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

1

 

1

0

 

0

1

Total

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.     Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 4 cases in the week before to 5 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has decreased from 4 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 78 confirmed cases reported from 10 February to 16 February, 45 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 20 have tested negative, and 13 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: 1

There is 1 imported case today. Case 60264 is a Work Permit holder who arrived from Indonesia and is a foreign domestic worker. She had already been placed on SHN upon arrival in Singapore on 2 February and was tested while serving SHN.

Her serology test has come back positive, indicating a likely past infection. However as she did not undergo a serology test upon arrival in Singapore, we are not able to definitively conclude that she was no longer infectious when she arrived in Singapore. As a precautionary measure, we will take all the necessary public health actions.

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

5.     MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to the Case 59280 cluster for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed.

6.     From 5 February, newly arrived Work Permit and S Pass holders in the Construction, Marine and Process sectors, foreign domestic workers and confinement nannies, who have recent travel history to higher-risk countries/ regions, are progressively required to undergo mandatory on-arrival polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serology tests. These have enabled us to quickly identify persons who have recovered from an old COVID-19 infection, and are no longer infective to others by the time they arrived in Singapore, and to exclude them from our daily case count.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

7.     20 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 59,661 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

8.     There are currently 30 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. 90 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.