Seems like we can kind of finally say that COVID-19 is under control here in Singapore; today, as of 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 18 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
Yup, it’s the 4th day in a row that the daily cases are fewer than 20.
In today’s cases, 1 is a community case – a work pass holder.
There are 4 imported cases, and all of them had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
In total, this means we have 57,576 cases here in Singapore.
On average, based on yesterday’s numbers, the number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of 2 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 1 per day in the past week.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has remained stable at an average of 1 case per day in the past 2 weeks.
Updates About Yesterday’s (19 Sept) Cases
15 new cases were reported on Saturday (19 Sep), including one community case.
The only bad news is that the sole community case – a 22-year-old Singaporean man – is unlinked.
The 15 additional cases include 5 imported infections who arrived from Iran and India between 6 and 15 Sept.
All of them were placed on 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. They were tested while serving their SHN at dedicated facilities.
Migrant workers living in dormitories accounted for the remaining nine cases, of whom six were already quarantined after being identified as contacts of previous cases.
The other three were detected through surveillance testing.
Also, based on yesterday’s report, two new locations have been added to the list of public places visited by community cases during their infectious period.
These are the Hillion Mall in Petir Road and the Haniffa store in Dunlop Street.
Hillion Mall was visited on 15 Sep and the department store was visited on 7 Sep.
Here is the updated list:
If you were at these locations at the specified times, you might be sweating profusely right now, but there’s no need to panic.
Just monitor your health for 14 days from your date of visit and see a doctor if you develop any of the following symptoms of acute respiratory infection:
- runny nose
- sore throat
- loss of taste or smell
You should also inform your doctor of your exposure history.
Avoiding these places is unnecessary as the National Environment Agency (NEA) will ensure they’ve been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.