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Tomorrow, it’d be November, so how has October been so far?

So far, so good.

Today (31 October 2020), as of 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 infection.

They are all imported cases.

This brings the total number of cases to 58,015.

Unfortunately, based on yesterday’s number, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 2 cases in the week before, to 4 in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 1 case in the week before, to 4 in the past week.

Yesterday’s Community Case Had Tested Positive When He Wanted to Go Overseas

The only community case reported yesterday (30 October 2020) is asymptomatic and was detected when he underwent a pre-departure COVID-19 test on 27 October prior to a planned trip to India which came back positive.

He had been in India in July and August 2020, and had served 14-day SHN at a dedicated facility when he returned to Singapore on 28 August. He was tested negative for COVID-19 while serving SHN.

His serological test taken on 29 October is positive, and epidemiological investigations are ongoing to determine if this could be a past infection.

There are currently 42 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit.

24 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. 28 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

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