21 COVID-19 Cases Today (29 Mar); All Are Imported Cases

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As of 12pm today (29 March), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 21 new cases of COVID-19 infection.

All of them are imported cases.

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 60,321.

Based on yesterday’s figures, the number of new cases in the community has increased from none in the week before to 2 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from none in the week before to 2 cases in the past week.

S’porean Who Returned from India was Among the 12 Imported Cases on 28 March

All of the 12 new COVID-19 cases reported yesterday (28 March) were imported, including a Singaporean who returned from India.

They were placed on stay-home notices or isolated upon arrival in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.

Only two of the 12 cases exhibited symptoms, while the rest were asymptomatic. The 10 asymptomatic cases were only detected because the authorities carried out proactive screening and surveillance.

Among the imported cases was a short-term visit pass holder from the United States who came here for a work project.

There were also five work permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines, four of whom were foreign domestic workers.

As previously mentioned, there were no new cases in the community or from workers’ dormitories.

According to MOH, the number of new community cases increased from none in the week before to two in the past week.

Similarly, the number of unlinked cases in the community has also gone up from zero to two in the same period.

Read the full article here.

149 Active Cases

There are currently 33 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.

115 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.


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30 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

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