COVID-19 Updates Singapore (16 Mar): 17 New Cases With 11 Imported Cases

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By now, it should be clear on why the Singapore authorities have implemented so many new measures to prevent an influx of imported cases.

Because today, Singapore reported the highest number of cases in a day, at a whopping 17 new cases, with 11 of them imported.

Here’s today’s announcement.

17 New COVID-19 Cases in S’pore Today (16 Mar); 11 Imported Cases

Out of the 17 cases, 11 of them are likely imported.

They are:

  • A 53-year-old male Singaporean who had been to France from 7 March to 12 March
  • A 26-year-old female Singapore PR who had been to Spain from 14 Feb to 14 March
  • A 38-year-old female Singaporean who had been to Eastern Europe from 3 March to 14 March
  • A 78-year-old male Australian who works in Singapore and had been to the US from 23 Feb to 14 March
  • A 65-year-old female Australian who works in Singapore and had been to the US from 23 Feb to 14 March, too, as she is a family member of the previous case
  • A 61-year-old male British national who lives in Singapore and had been to the UK from 6 March to 14 March
  • An 83-year-old female Belgium national who came to Singapore on 6 March
  • A 28-year-old male British national who works in Singapore and had been to France from 7 March to 14 March
  • A 27-year-old male Singapore PR who had been to Spain from 7 March to 14 March
  • A 28-year-old male British national who works in Singapore and had been to France from 7 March to 14 March
  • A 36-year-old male Singaporean who had been to Germany, Italy and Switzerland

As you’d probably be able to tell, most of the imported cases are from Europe.

4 other confirmed cases are linked to previously confirmed cases:

  • A 30-year-old Singaporean
  • A 64-year-old Singaporean
  • A 31-year-old Singaporean
  • A 36-year-old Indonesian who works in Singapore

In addition, there are 2 more cases in which the source of infections are unknown yet. They are

  • A 67-year-old Singaporean
  • An 86-year-old Singaporean

The 86-year-old Singaporean is currently the oldest patient so far.

Updates on Confirmed Cases

All in all, Singapore now has 243 cases.

Out of all the patients, 109 of them have fully recovered and are discharged. 13 are now in ICU.

The conditions of the remaining patients are either stable or improving.

As of noon today, MOH has identified 5,711 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 1,951 are currently quarantined, and 3,760 have completed their quarantine.

And just so you’ve forgotten, the new SHNs will be imposed tonight at 11:59pm.

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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