The total number of confirmed cases has just reached an unlucky number: 13.
And if you’ve not noticed, the number of confirmed cases that are reported daily seem to have increased.
The good news is that all of them, including these three latest cases, are all Chinese nationals from Wuhan, so there has been no domestic transmission.
Here are the details on the three new cases.
11th Case Related to the 4th Case
This 11th case is a travelling companion of the 4th case, and here’s something that’ll show you that MOH’s efforts are working: the 31-year-old was quarantined when the 4th case was confirmed—even when she did not develop any symptoms.
And a day after that, she developed her first symptoms and was admitted to NCID immediately.
She was tested positive yesterday (29 January 2020) at about 11pm.
12th Case is a “Nomad”
The 12th case is a 37-year-old female Chinese national who has landed in Singapore on 22 January 2020 with her family.
As usual, she passed the airport screening but developed symptoms on 26 January 2020.
But it was only three days later that she took a taxi to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and was immediately classified as a suspect case and isolated. She was also tested positive yesterday at about 11pm.
And for some reason, the woman has stayed in three hotels: Village Hotel Sentosa (10 Artillery Avenue), Hotel 81 Princess (21 Lorong 12 Geylang) and Home Suite View Hotel (12 Lorong 12 Geylang).
She has also gone to public places like Orchard Road and Geylang, and had travelled via taxi. MOH states that risk of infection from transient contact, such as on public transport or in public places, is assessed to be low.
Lest Village Hotel Sentosa sound familiar to you, it’s because it’s the hotel that the 4th case had stayed in as well.
13th Case is the Oldest Patient So Far
The 13th confirmed case is a 73-year-old woman from Wuhan. She has arrived in Singapore with her family on 21 January 2020, and was tested positive today at about 2pm.
Fortunately, despite her age, her condition is stable. In fact, all the confirmed cases’ conditions are stable.
MOH has initiated epidemiological investigations and contact tracing to identify individuals who had close contact with the cases.
Status of Singapore So Far
At noon today (30 January 2020), there are 49 pending cases.
MOH is still doing contact tracing for confirmed cases. Remember how useful it is, as it found the 11th patient?
170 close contacts have been identified, and 139 of them are still in Singapore. They have managed to contact 135 of these close contacts and are trying to contact the remaining 4 close contacts.
In the meantime, do bookmark MOH’s website for the latest update.