3 COVID-19 Cases Today (15 Oct); No Community Case & 2 Imported Cases

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Today is a good day; other than the low number of reported cases, we also got to know that soon, we can travel to Hong Kong for a holiday.

Today (15 October 2020), as of 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 3 new cases of COVID-19 infection.

This brings the total number of cases to 57,892.

2 are imported cases, and there isn’t any community case.

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.

2 New Community Cases Reported Yesterday (14 Oct) Are Students But They’ve Been in Quarantine since 2 Oct

Two of the five new cases reported on Wednesday (14 Oct) were from the community.

Three imported cases made up the remaining infections, as there were no new cases from migrant worker dormitories.

What’s concerning is that the two community cases were Singaporeans students –  a 13-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl.

Fortunately, they were already under quarantine after being identified as contacts of a family member who contracted the disease.

They were both last at their respective schools on 2 Oct, the day the family member tested positive.

The family member, a 44-year-old Singaporean man, was unlinked when it was first reported.

His infection was detected as part of a programme to test all patients aged 13 and above who are diagnosed with acute respiratory infection when they first see a doctor.

The two young students actually tested negative when they were first swabbed on 3 Oct, but later developed symptoms during quarantine and subsequently tested positive on 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:

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