No, you didn’t read the headline wrong.
As of 12pm today (16 Feb), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed just 1 new case of COVID-19 infection.
It’s an imported case.
This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 59,810.
MOH also added that since 5 February, newly arrived Work Permit and S Pass holders in the Construction, Marine and Process sectors, foreign domestic workers and confinement nannies, who have recent travel history to higher-risk countries/ regions, are progressively required to undergo mandatory on-arrival polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serology tests.
These have enabled Singapore to quickly identify persons who have recovered from an old COVID-19 infection, and are no longer infective to others by the time they arrived in Singapore, and to exclude them from the daily case count.
Based on yesterday’s figures, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 4 cases in the week before to 5 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has decreased from 4 cases in the week before to 2 cases in the past week.
139 Active Cases
There are currently 36 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.
103 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.
29 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.
In the meantime, if you’ve not, you should download the TraceTogether app so that contact tracing can be done easily. If you’re worried about your privacy, watch this video to the end:
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