COVID-19 Updates Singapore (13 Mar): 13 New Cases With 9 Imported

Friday the 13th is the day that Singapore hit the 200-mark in the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases, as 13 new cases were announced on Friday.

Friday the 13th, indeed.

Thankfully, out of the 13 cases, only 1 is of unknown origin.

Here’s the announcement.

13 New COVID-19 Cases in S’pore Today (13 Mar): Total Cases Now Hit 200

Out of the 13 cases today, 9 are imported cases.

They are:

  • A 53-year-old male Singaporean who had been to Thailand between 23 Feb to 1 March
  • A 36-year-old male Indian national who works in Singapore, and has been in India between 21 Feb to 1 March
  • A 24-year-old female Malaysian who works in Singapore, and was in Germany between 24 Feb to 28 Feb, and Malaysia from 28 Feb to 3 March
  • A 32-year-old male American who came to Singapore on 10 March
  • A 26-year-old male Malaysian who works in Singapore, and was in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary
  • A 24-year-old female Chinese national who works in Singapore and has been to the same countries as the previous case
  • A 47-year-old male Singaporean who has been to the US and Canada
  • A 30-year-old male Singaporean who has been to the mass religious gathering at a mosque in Malaysia
  • A 37-year-old Singaporean who has been to the mass religious gathering at a mosque in Malaysia

1 case is linked to the SAFRA Jurong cluster. She’s a 73-year-old female Singaporean, and that brings the total number of linked cases from the cluster to 44.

2 cases are linked to previously confirmed cases: a 53-year-old male Singaporean and a 62-year-old female Singaporean.

And finally, there’s 1 case whose infection source is unknown yet; she’s a 61-year-old Singaporean who was tested positive this morning.

With so many imported cases, Singapore has widened its travel restrictions, which you can read about here.

In a nutshell, you should defer all non-essential travel to mainland China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Spain.

Updates on Confirmed Cases

All in all, there are now 200 confirmed cases.

97 of them have fully recovered and are discharged, while 11 are now in ICU, an increase from yesterday’s 9. The conditions of the remaining patients are stable or improving.

As of noon today, MOH has identified 4,910 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 1,491 are currently quarantined, and 3,419 have completed their quarantine.

In the meantime, keep yourself updated by bookmarking MOH’s website here and registering for the Gov.sg’s WhatsApp service here.

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