SGH Hepatitis C cluster update: 903 patients screened, no new positives

The Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has screened a total number 903 patients as of 1pm today.
The Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has screened a total number 903 patients as of 1pm today. ST PHOTO: ALICIA CHAN

SINGAPORE - As of 1pm on Monday (Nov 9), the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has screened a total 903 patients for hepatitis C, said the hospital in an update on Monday evening.

This is up from 874 patients screened as of 1pm on Friday. The patients had stayed in Wards 64A and 67, which were affected by the hepatitis C outbreak, at some point from January and September this year.

Of the 903 patients screened so far, 854 were tested negative. Three tested positive, as announced earlier. There are 46 test results pending, said the SGH.

A total of 315 staff have been screened and all the results were negative.