11 COVID-19 Cases Today (17 Feb); 1 is a Community Case

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Pretty sure everyone in Singapore is saying, “Oh, crap,” after reading the headline as there hasn’t been any community case in the last four days…until today.

As of 12pm today (16 Feb), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 infection.

10 of them are imported cases, and 1 is a community case.

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 59,821.

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.

120 Active Cases

There are currently 30 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.

90 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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