It’s the 9th day since 2021 starts, and finally, we’re seeing zero community case.
Today (9 January 2021), as of 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 29 new cases of COVID-19 infection.
All of them are imported cases.
This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 58,865.
Based on yesterday’s figures, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 10 cases in the week before to 8 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from 4 cases in the week before to 5 cases in the past week.
3rd COVID-19 Infection Reported in Crowne Plaza & It’s Likely The New UK Strain
Yesterday, 23 new Covid-19 cases were reported, and 2 of them are local cases.
One is a 34-year-old Singaporean male who works as a PSA harbour pilot who was identified as a close contact of another harbour pilot, case 58817, who tested positive on 30 Dec 2020.
He has been placed on quarantine at a dedicated facility and tested positive on 7 Jan 2021.
The second is yet another case from a location that’s been mentioned a lot recently: Crowne Plaza Changi Airport.
Case 59084 is a 20-year-old Singaporean male who, like the previous two cases from Crowne Plaza, works at Azur delivering pre-packed meals to hotel guests and aircrews.
Similarly, he does not interact with diners at the restaurant.
He was identified as a close contact of the South Korean national who was the first to be infected with Covid-19 in Azur and has been placed on quarantine since 5 Jan at a facility.
On 7 Jan, he showed acute respiratory infection symptoms and was given a swab test, which returned positive for Covid-19.
He was sent to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) via ambulance.
His serological results came back negative, MOH reveals, indicating that this is likely a current infection.
Preliminary tests also showed that he could’ve contracted the B117 Covid-19 variant, a strain said to be 70% more transmissible than existing Covid-19 variants.
Epidemiological investigations are ongoing.
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