3 More COVID-19 Cases in S’pore Today: Total Cases at 50 With 5 Local Clusters

This afternoon, 300 staff members from DBS were made to vacate a floor in Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3 after an employee was said to carry the COVID-19 virus.

And now, MOH has come out to confirm that case, together with two other confirmed cases.

3 New COVID-19 Cases in Singapore, Bringing Total to 50 Cases

The first patient is a 34-year-old Singaporean who had his first symptoms on 1 February 2020, and went to see a doctor four times before he was admitted to NCID on 10 February 2020. He was tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday afternoon.

The second patient is a 46-year-old Singaporean who got sick on 3 February 2020, and visited a GP on 8 February 2020, whereby he also went to the emergency department in NUH and discharged on the same day. However, he was admitted back to NUH two days later, and was tested positive for the virus yesterday afternoon.

Both the first and second patients work at a Church, the Grace Assembly of God, in the Tanglin and Bukit Batok branches, which is now a new cluster. Do note that this cluster is different from the other Church, the Life Church and Missions Singapore Church in Paya Lebar.

The last patient is the DBS employee that caused 300 DBS employees to vacate the entire 43rd storey of MBFC Tower 3 this afternoon. He is a 62-year-old Singaporean who was tested positive this morning.

All three patients have no recent travel history to China.

Total Cases & Clusters

As of today, the total number of confirmed cases in Singapore stands at 50.

With today’s new cases, there are now five confirmed clusters:

  • Yong Thai Hang shop, which is linked to 9 cases
  • The Life Church and Mission Singapore Church, which is linked to 5 cases
  • Grand Hyatt Hotel, which is linked to 3 cases in Singapore and 4 cases overseas
  • Seletar Aerospace Heights construction site, which is linked to 2 cases
  • Grace Assembly of God in Tanglin and Bukit Batok, which is linked to 2 cases

Status of Confirmed Cases & Updates on Progress

So far, out of all the 50 confirmed cases, 15 of them have fully recovered and are discharged.

8 of them are in critical condition and warded in the ICU.

The remaining 27 of them are stable or recovering well.

There are still 125 pending cases, and 1,090 close contacts have been identified. 984 are still in Singapore and MOH has managed to contact 961 of them. They are still working to contact the other 23 close contents.

In the meantime, stay updated by bookmarking MOH’s website.

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