Only 1 New COVID-19 Case in S’pore Today (20 Feb); No Known Link to Other Confirmed Cases Yet

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There’s good news and bad news today.

The good news is that there’s only one new COVID-19 case reported today.

The bad news is that as of now, it’s unknown how he had been infected as there’s no known link to other confirmed cases yet.

Here’s what you need to know.

Only 1 New COVID-19 Case in S’pore; No Known Link to Other Confirmed Cases Yet

The only patient today is a 36-year-old male work pass holder from China.

He has no recent travel history to China is currently warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). The man was tested positive this morning (20 February 2020).

At this moment, contact tracing is still ongoing to establish if there’s any link to previous cases or any travel history to China.

This means the total number of confirmed cases in Singapore is at 85.

Updates on Current Cases

As of noon today, 3 more patients have been discharged, which brings the total number of recovered patients at 37.

4 people are still in ICU. The conditions of the remaining 44 patients are either stable or improving.

MOH has identified 2,616 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 1,147 are currently quarantined, and 1,469 have completed their quarantine.

Lest you’re not aware, about 900 clinics have been activated to be Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs), whereby you can visit a GP at a flat fee of $10.

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