COVID-19 Updates Singapore (7 Mar): 8 New Cases with 4 From the SAFRA Cluster

I think it’s clear by now that days of 1 to 2 new COVID-19 cases reported daily might be a thing of the past.

With 13 new cases yesterday and 8 new ones today, we’re now indeed mentally prepared for more new cases. After all, do you know that the number of cases worldwide has grown to over 100,000? And that doesn’t include undetected cases.

Let’s just say that I’m betting all my money that COVID-19 is going the H1N1 way instead of the SARS way.

Here are the details for today’s cases.

8 New COVID-19 Cases in S’pore Today (7 Mar); Additional Measures Made Due to SAFRA Cluster

Today, 8 new cases were announced.

4 of them were linked to the SAFRA Jurong cluster. They are a 66-year-old male Singaporean, a 56-year-old female Singaporean, a 60-year-old male Singaporean and a 62-year-old female Indonesian national.

2 of them were likely imported case: a 37-year-old Singapore PR who has been in London from 23 February to 27 February and a 36-year-old Italian national who has been to the US from 7 February 2020 to 22 February, and also to Italy between 23 February to 29 February.

1 is a 26-year-old Singaporean who’s linked to the cluster at The Life Church and Missions Singapore.

The last patient is a 40-year-old male Singaporean whose source of infection is still unknown as of now.

New Measures After SAFRA Jurong Cluster

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After today’s announcement, the number of linked cases to the SAFRA Jurong has ballooned to 21 cases, and it’s revealed by MOH that the private dinner function there also involved singing activities and classes conducted by the People’s Association (PA) at several community clubs and residents’ committees.

To play safe, precautionary measures will be made in those CCs and RCs.

There would be a 14-day suspension of all activities and classes attended by the confirmed cases at the affected community clubs and residents’ committee, and a 14-day suspension for PA-organised singing classes at the affected areas, too.

These are the CCs and RCs involved:

Community Clubs

  • Bukit Batok Community Club
  • Bukit Panjang Community Club
  • Chua Chu Kang Community Club
  • Jurong Green Community Club
  • Keat Hong Community Club
  • Nanyang Community Club
  • Zhenghua Community Club

Residents’ Committees

  • Ayer Rajah Zone 3 Residents’ Committee
  • Bukit Panjang Zone 4 Residents’ Committee
  • Bukit Panjang Zone 6 Residents’ Committee
  • Bukit Panjang Zone 7 Residents’ Committee
  • Hong Kah North Zone 4 Residents’ Committee
  • Nanyang Zone 4 Residents’ Committee
  • Teck Ghee Zone J Residents’ Committee
  • Yew Tee Zone 8 Residents’ Committee

Updates on Confirmed Cases

With this, the total number of cases in Singapore is now at 138.

Of all the cases, 90 people have fully recovered and are discharged. The good news is that the number of people in ICU has reduced to 8—it was 9 yesterday. As usual, the conditions of the remaining patients are stable or improving.

As of noon today, MOH has identified 3,452 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 446 are currently quarantined, and 3,006 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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