15 COVID-19 Cases Today (22 Jan); 1 is a Community Case

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Amazingly, 1 community case is now considered goody.

As of 12pm today (22 Jan), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 15 new cases of COVID-19 infection.

14 of them are imported cases while 1 of them is a community case.

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 59,250.

Based on yesterday’s figures, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 3 cases in the week before to 21 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 1 case in the week before to 6 cases in the past week.

New COVID-19 Cluster in Workplace Grew to 7 Cases

Four community infections were reported yesterday (21 Jan), a number we’re sadly getting used to.

Of these, three are linked to a cluster at BS Industrial & Construction Supply.

The other community case – a 42-year-old Singaporean who works as a diver at Ocean Works Asia – is unlinked.

The remaining 34 cases were all from abroad.

The first case in the cluster was a salesperson at the firm who tested positive on 18 Jan.

With the additional three cases, the number of infections in the cluster has grown to 7. 

Two of the new cases in the cluster lived in the same households as other infected employees from the company.

One of them – a 43-year-old Singaporean woman – is the wife of the 39-year-old PR who was the first case detected in the cluster.

She doesn’t interact with clients as she’s an online trader. She was quarantined on 18 Jan, and tested positive for the disease on 20 Jan.

The other is a 46-year-old Malaysian work pass holder who lives with a 28-year-old finance employee from the company who tested positive on 20 Jan as well.

The woman works in sales and also doesn’t interact directly with clients.


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The third new case in the cluster is a 35-year-old PR who works in sales at the company.

He developed a sore throat on 18 Jan but did not seek medical treatment. Even after being contacted by the Ministry of Health and told he was a close contact of a confirmed case, he failed to report his symptoms.

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