2 New nCoV Cases Today; 1 is a Certis Cisco Officer Who Was on Duty at Chingay 2020

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Now, before delivering those gloomy news that we’re used to now, here are some goody news:

Seven people have been discharged.

Also, MOH has looked into reports about how the virus can be spread via aerosol (via air), but there has been no evidence to prove that, so the current transmissions modes are still via respiratory droplets and physical contact.

And now, to the bad news.

2 New nCoV Cases Today; 1 is a Certis Cisco Officer Who Was on Duty  at Chingay 2020

There are two confirmed cases today.

The first is a 37-year-old Singaporean who first experienced symptoms on 31 January 2020. He went to a GP on 2 February 2020, and was isolated four days later on 6 February 2020 in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Yishun. The man was tested positive yesterday afternoon.

The patient is a Certis Cisco Officer (kind of like those police officers) and had served Quarantine Orders to two Chinese nationals from Wuhan, whereby both were then tested positive for nCOV. He works in Certis Cisco Centre and was on duty at Chingay 2020 which took place on two days on 31 January 2020 and 1 February 2020.

It’s unknown what duty he had during the event, or whether he had put on a mask when he was on duty (since he had symptoms on that day).

The other patient is a two-year-old girl who was evacuated from Wuhan on 30 January 2020 (the first flight). Just like other patients from the flight, she had no symptoms when she boarded the plane. The girl was tested positive this morning.

All in all, there are now a total of 45 confirmed cases in Singapore.

And if you’d have done the maths, you’d know that the local cases have already exceeded the imported cases.

Condition of Confirmed Cases

As mentioned earlier, seven patients are now completely cleared of the virus and have been discharged.

Unfortunately, another seven patients are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

The other 38 patients’ conditions are ether stable or improving.

As of noon today, 39 cases are still pending. MOH has identified 927 close contacts who are still in Singapore, and have contacted 896 of them. They are still working 24/7 to contact the remaining 31 close contacts.

In the meantime, go collect your masks if you’ve not, and bookmark MOH’s website here for the latest update.


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And please: if you work in the frontline, go see a doctor if you feel unwell and remember to put on a surgical mask.


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