Remember when Prime Minister Lee said that Singapore is on track on end Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) on 13 June? Well, it seems as if he might be right, considering that there are fewer unlinked cases today (2 Jun) as compared to yesterday (1 Jun).
Hopefully this trend keeps up, and COVID-19 will become (slightly) less of a concern than dengue.
As of 12pm today (1 Jun), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 31 new cases of COVID-19 infection.
24 are community cases, of which five are unlinked. The remaining seven are imported cases.
This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 62,100.
Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 176 cases in the week before to 125 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 30 cases in the week before to 27 cases in the past week.
Unlinked Cases Include A Hotel Staff Member & A Delivery Rider
Yesterday (1 Jun), 18 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, of which 15 were community infections. Out of the 15, seven were unlinked. These unlinked cases are:
- A 56-year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker
- A 37-year-old female Singaporean who is a resident at [email protected]
- A 72-year-old male Singaporean who is employed by SMN Elite Security Services as a security guard at Shriro House (11 Chang Charn Road)
- An 82-year-old male Singaporean who is a retiree
- A 46-year-old male Singaporean who works as a front desk staff at Hotel Boss
- A 29-year-old male Malaysia national who works as a carpark roving officer at TOP Parking Pte Ltd
- A 26-year-old male Malaysia national who works as a delivery rider for Pizza Hut (Hougang Green)
The Hotel Boss employee developed a fever and cough on 30 May and sought medical treatment at a polyclinic the next day.
There, he was administered both an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, and was immediately isolated when his ART test result came back positive.
His PCR test result came back positive as well on 31 May, while his serology test result is pending.
The 46-year-old received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 1 May, and the second dose on 27 May.
The Pizza Hut delivery rider was tested for COVID-19 on 26 May as part of the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s special testing operations for delivery riders working in Hougang, and his test result was negative.
He then developed a fever, cough, chills and loss of taste on 31 May and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on the same day.
There, he underwent both an ART and PCR test and was immediately isolated when his ART came back positive for COVID-19.
His PCR test result came back positive the next day. His serology test result is pending.
The remaining COVID-19 cases that were logged yesterday (1 Jun) are:
- One new community infection linked to the Hong Ye Group cleaners cluster
- One new community infection linked to the Tektronix cluster
- Three new community infections, which are each linked to a different cluster: the Case 63399, 63660, and 63743 clusters
- Two new community infections linked to the Case 63887 cluster, including a 4-year-old female Singaporean who is a student at My First Skool (332B Anchorvale Link)
- One new community infection with an established link, but no connections to any cluster
- Three imported cases
555 Active Cases
There are currently 217 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 2 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
338 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.
33 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.
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