You can bet all your assets that we would be seeing Phrase Three very, very soon, because it’s yet another day with low daily cases.
Today (17 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 57,904.
1 is an imported case, 1 is a dorm case and the last 1 is a community case.
Based on yesterday’s numbers, on average, the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at an average of fewer than 1 case per day in the past 2 weeks.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has decreased from an average of fewer than 1 case per day in the week before, to none in the past week
And for the first time since 12 March, we have fewer than 100 COVID-19 cases that are still being isolated or treated.
89 Cases Still in Hospital or Community Care Facilities.
Yesterday, 20 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 57,784 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 30 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 59 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.
This is the first time since 12 March 2020 that the number of active cases (comprising cases who are hospitalised or at community facilities) has fallen below 100.
28 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.
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: