13 COVID-19 Cases Today (7 Mar); All Are Imported

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As of 12pm today (7 March), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 infection.

All of them are imported cases.

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 60,033.

Based on yesterday’s figures,  the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at 4 cases per week in the past 2 weeks. The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from 2 cases in the week before to 3 cases in the past week.

Sole Community Case Reported Yesterday Could Have Been a Past Infection

The only community case reported yesterday (6 March) is a 35 year-old female Indonesian national who is a foreign domestic worker.

She arrived in Singapore on 20 January 2021 and served SHN at a dedicated facility until 3 February. Her swab done on 2 February during SHN was negative for COVID-19, as was her pre-departure test taken on 18 January while she was in Indonesia.

She is asymptomatic, and was detected when she took a COVID-19 pre-departure test on 4 March in preparation for her return to Indonesia. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 infection, and she was conveyed to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases in an ambulance.

Another test taken by the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) on 5 March came back negative for COVID-19 infection, and her serological test result has come back positive, which indicates a likely past infection. She is likely to be shedding minute fragments of the virus RNA, which are no longer transmissible and infective to others.

112 Active Cases

There are currently 22 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.

90 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.

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

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