Exactly a year ago, we were all preparing for Circuit Breaker. Now, we’re all preparing to head back to the office tomorrow, whereby WFH will no longer be the default working mode.
As of 12pm today (4 Apr), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 infection.
All of them are imported cases.
This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 60,478.
Based on yesterday’s figures, the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at 2 cases per week in the past 2 weeks. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at 2 cases per week in the past 2 weeks.
Sole Community Case on 3 Apr was a 24YO Myanmar Maid; She was in Contact with a 26YO that was Diagnosed Earlier
The case involves a 24-year-old female Myanmar domestic worker.
She arrived in Singapore on 30 January and served her Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at a government facility until 13 February.
Her last COVID-19 test was conducted on 12 February and it came back negative.
After her SHN, she was transferred to a boarding house for foreign domestic workers while waiting to be assigned to an employer.
She stayed there until 9 March where she was then subsequently assigned to start working at her employer’s place.
She was asymptomatic
Being asymptomatic, a 24-year-old female Myanmar domestic worker was only detected when she was swabbed as part of MOH’s contact tracing efforts regarding another positive COVID-19 case which involves a 26-year-old Myanmar domestic worker.
The 26-year-old was in the same boarding house as she was and had interacted with her.
Developed symptoms on 23 March, the 26-year-old Myanmar national was confirmed to have COVID-19 on 25 March.
A local unlinked case
Currently, according to the MOH, both cases aren’t yet definitively linked since the symptomatic patient supposedly interacted with the asymptomatic one outside of her infectious period.
However, as a precautionary measure, the 24-year-old domestic worker has been isolated.
All household members the domestic worker may have interacted with have also been placed under quarantine.
They will be tested for COVID-19 periodically.
Further contact tracing will be done as well.
253 Active Cases
There are currently 41 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.
212 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.
30 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.
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