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28 Mar 2021

28th Mar 2021

1.     As of 28 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 12 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst the new cases today, 10 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 2 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

12

 

12

0

 

2

10

Total

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.     Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from none in the week before to 2 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from none 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 104 confirmed cases reported from 22 March to 28 March, 34 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 51 have tested negative, and 19 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: 12

Amongst the 12 imported cases,

  • 1 (Case 61251) is a Singaporean and 2 (Cases 61255 and 61272) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India.
  • 1 (Case 61253) is a Dependant's Pass holder who arrived from Nepal.
  • 2 (Cases 61252 and 61254) are Work Pass holders who arrived from India and Nepal.
  • 5 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, of whom 4 (Cases 61259, 61264, 61265 and 61266) are foreign domestic workers.
  • 1 (Case 61249) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from the US for a work project in Singapore.

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.     9 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 60,122 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

7.     There are currently 33 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. 115 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

28 MARCH 2021