It’s kind of confirmed: Singapore currently has the dormitory clusters under control.
Today (14 October 2020), as of 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 5 new cases of COVID-19 infection.
This brings the total number of cases to 57,889.
Out of today’s cases, 2 are community cases, while 3 are imported cases.
On average, based on yesterday’s numbers, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from an average of 2 cases 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.
While it all seems goody, there’s something that’s a tad worrisome that happened yesterday.
An Imported COVID-19 Case from India Tested Positive After He Completed his SHN
An imported Covid-19 case from India had tested positive for the virus after completing his mandatory stay-home notice, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).
The 31-year-old arrived in Singapore on 25 Sept and was placed under quarantine at a dedicated facility.
The man was tested on 5 Oct and his result was negative.
If this were any other virus, the man could happily invite some friends and throw a party, but this is the coronavirus we’re talking about.
On the same day that he completed his SHN – 9 Oct – the man developed symptoms. He visited the National University Health System (NUHS) Tower Block on 9 Oct and mostly remained at his hostel, Dream Lodge Singapore, for the next three days.
Then, on 12 Oct, when he took a pre-departure test in order to return to India, the man tested positive for Covid-19.
He was one of the four imported cases reported yesterday (13 Oct).
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: