Malaysia might have implemented their “Circuit Breaker” again in several regions, but here in Singapore, the virus appears to be under control.
Today, as of 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 4 new cases of COVID-19 infection, and they’re all imported cases. All of them have been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
This brings the total number of cases to 57,884.
On average, based on yesterday’s numbers, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from an average of 1 case per day in the week before, to an average of fewer than 1 per day in the past week.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from an average of fewer than 1 case per day in the week before, to none in the past week.
However, yesterday, there was a piece of bad news.
28th Death Due to COVID-19 Reported Yesterday (12 Oct)
According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), the patient has been working in India since December 2019.
He returned to Singapore on 23 Sep 2020 and was placed on Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) upon arrival.
On 30 Sep 2020, he had an onset of symptoms and was confirmed to be infected on 4 Oct 2020.
3 days later, he had to be transferred to the ICU in critical condition.
And five days later on 12 Oct 2020, the man, unfortunately, passed away.
The man has a history of hypertension (high-blood pressure) and passed away due to complications arising from COVID-19.
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