While the number of new COVID-19 confirmed cases dropped today, the number of people in ICU has increased from 10 to 12 today.
And with the virus being spread more often by the elderly during social activities, the authorities have already made some new measures so that seniors can be protected from the infectious disease.
But before that, here’s today’s announcement:
6 New COVID-19 Cases in S’pore Today (10 Mar); 12 Patients Now in ICU
6 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Singapore today.
3 of them are linked to the SAFRA cluster. Ther are a 73-year-old male Singaporean, a 57-year-old female Singapore PR and a 55-year-old female Singaporean.
There are 2 cases that are related to previously a previously confirmed case, Case 142, who is linked to the SAFRA cluster. The first is a 28-year-old male Singaporean who had been to Indonesia between 29 February to 2 March, and the second is a 27-year-old female Singaporean.
The last patient is a 30-year-old Singaporean, and although his source of infection is unknown yet, he has been to France from 15 February to 7 March.
14-Day Suspension of Senior-Centric Activities
From tomorrow (11 March 2020) onwards, all senior-centric activities conducted by Government agencies will be suspended for 14 days from 11 March to 24 March 2020. These include activities held at CCs, RCs, Senior Activity Centres, Active Ageing Hubs, CREST centres, Health Promotion Board and ActiveSG sport centres.
This is on top of the 14-day suspension of all activities and classes in CCs and RCs which the confirmed cases had participated in, as well as all singing classes organised by the People’s Association (PA) at the affected CCs and RCs.
Updates on Confirmed Cases
All in all, the total number of cases is now at 166.
Out of all the cases, 93 of them have fully recovered and are discharged. Unfortunately, the number of people in ICU has increased from yesterday’s 10 to 12 today. The conditions of the remaining patients are stable or improving.
As of noon today, MOH has identified 4,004 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 872 are currently quarantined, and 3,132 have completed their quarantine.