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04 Feb 2020

4th Feb 2020

Update on suspect cases

                
As of 4 February, 12pm, 289 of the suspect cases have tested negative for 2019 novel coronavirus, and 24 have tested positive. Test results for the remaining 20 cases are pending.

Update on contact tracing for confirmed cases

2.             Contact tracing for the confirmed cases is ongoing. Once identified, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will closely monitor all close contacts. As a precautionary measure, they will be quarantined for 14 days from their last exposure to the patient. In addition, all other identified contacts who have a low risk of being infected will be under active surveillance, and will be contacted daily to monitor their health status.

3.             As of 4 February, 12pm, MOH has identified 311 close contacts. Of the 239 who are still in Singapore, 234 have been contacted and are being quarantined or isolated. Efforts are ongoing to contact the remaining five close contacts.


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[1]  The new confirmed cases as of 4 February, 2pm were announced at a press conference held at 4.30pm today.