We’ve gone back to double-digit today, but it appears that community cases are remaining low.
Today, as of 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 infection.
This brings the total number of cases to 57,876.
There isn’t any community case today.
There are 7 imported cases, and they’ve all been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
On average, based on yesterday’s numbers, the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at an average of 1 case per day in the past 2 weeks.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at an average of fewer than 1 case per day in the past 2 weeks.
Only Community Case Reported Yesterday is Infected Locally But from Imported Cases
The subheading sounds confusing because imported cases shouldn’t be able to infect anyone, but read on.
The community case is identified as a contact of two people who had arrived from Indonesia on 25 September and had been placed on quarantine earlier. However, one of them is a 2-month old infant so he or she can serve SHN at home (you can’t just throw a 2-month-old infant into a hotel alone, can you?)
The community case live in the same house and was placed on SHN as well due to this, and all three of them were infected: the two imported case and the community case who stayed home with them.
So yes: no risk because the community case couldn’t leave the place of residence since the imported cases stayed with him or her.
There are currently 40 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 1 is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
101 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19.
27 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.
You can help keep the virus at bay by downloading the TraceTogether app. For more info about the app, watch this video to the end: