14 COVID-19 Cases Today (19 Feb); All Cases Are Imported

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Today is now the second straight day without a community case.

As of 12pm today (19 Feb), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 14 new cases of COVID-19 infection.

All of them are imported.

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 59,846.

Based on yesterday’s figures, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 7 cases in the week before to 3 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 6 cases in the week before to 1 case in the past week.

72YO Man in ICU  at TTSH After Taking COVID-19, But It’s Likely Unrelated to the Vaccine

MOH said that a man, who has a history of cancer, hypertension (high blood pressure) and hyperlipidaemia, a condition related to abnormal cholesterol, had received his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday morning.

Before taking the jab, he has been assessed by trained healthcare personnel to be suitable for the Covid-19 vaccination.

In addition, he was also observed on-site for about 30 minutes post-vaccination and was well.

However, that night, he had a cardiac arrest, which could be caused by heart attack or heart failure.

He is now admitted to intensive care at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH).

The authorities stressed that there is no indication that his condition is related to the vaccine he took earlier that day.

Further tests are currently being conducted to determine the cause of the man’s cardiac arrest.

MOH said, “The World Health Organization has found no evidence that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine contributes to an increased risk of death in the elderly.”

Currently, the COVID-19 vaccination exercise for seniors has started last month with pilots in Ang Mo Kio and Tanjong Pagar, where larger numbers of seniors live, and it will be open to all seniors from 22 Feb 2021.

MOH added that it is important to “vaccinate and protect our seniors as they are the most vulnerable to severe disease and complications from Covid-19 infection.”

124 Active Cases

There are currently 20 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.


104 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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