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23 Jan 2021

23rd Jan 2021

          As of 23 January 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 10 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) 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

10

 

10

0

 

0

10

Total

10

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.         Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 6 cases in the week before to 17 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has decreased from 4 cases in the week before to 3 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 177 confirmed cases reported from 17 January to 23 January, 89 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 30 have tested negative, and 58 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: 10

Amongst the 10 imported cases,

•             2 (Cases 59540 and 59541) are Singaporeans who returned from India.
•             1 (Case 59537) is a Work Pass holder who arrived from India.
•             5 (Cases 59542, 59543, 59545, 59547 and 59548) are Work Permit holders who arrived from Indonesia and Myanmar, all of whom are foreign domestic workers.
•             2 (Cases 59538 and 59539) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Case 59538 arrived from the US to visit his Singaporean fiancée and Case 59539 arrived from Ecuador 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.

 

Update on condition of confirmed cases

5.            32 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 59,015 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

6.            There are currently 38 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 178 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
23 JANUARY 2021