Once again, we’re back to zero community case.
As of 12pm today (18 Feb), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 infection.
All of them are imported cases.
This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 59,832.
Based on yesterday’s figures, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 4 cases in the week before to 6 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has decreased from 4 cases in the week before to 3 cases in the past week.
Sole Community Case Reported on 17 Feb is a Good Example of What to Do When One’s Sick in S’pore
The woman, a 59-year-old Singaporean, was the only Covid-19 case in the community reported yesterday (17 Feb).
The woman works in an administrative role at engineering company Aibel and has been telecommuting since March last year, according to the Ministry of Health.
She developed an itchy throat on 4 Feb, and went to a GP that same day. She was given five days of medical leave and was instructed to return for a follow-up consultation and Covid-19 test if she failed to recover after three days.
When she felt better on 6 Feb, she made sure to inform her doctor.
But over a week later, on 15 Feb, the woman developed a fever, chills, nausea, and gastric pain.
She went to the Sengkang General Hospital for treatment and was tested for Covid-19. Her test result came back positive the next day.
If we all follow this woman’s example, the coronavirus will definitely have a tough time spreading around the country.
All of the woman’s close contacts, including her family members, have been isolated and put under quarantine.
116 Active Cases
There are currently 25 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.
91 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.
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