11 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

Singapore confirmed 11 new cases of Covid-19, all imported, on Nov 12, 2020.
Singapore confirmed 11 new cases of Covid-19, all imported, on Nov 12, 2020. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - There were 11 new coronavirus cases confirmed at noon on Thursday (Nov 12), all of whom were imported, for the second day in a row.

All imported cases were placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

They comprised one Singaporean, three permanent residents, two work pass holders, two work permit holders, one dependant’s pass holder and two short-term visit pass holders.

The 44-year-old Singaporean man who returned from the United Arab Emirates and the 52-year-old female dependant’s pass holder who arrived from Pakistan were contacts of a previous case.

The three permanent residents returned from India and Bahrain.

Of the four patients currently employed in Singapore, two were work pass holders who travelled from Nepal and two were work permit holders who arrived from Indonesia.

One of the work permit holders, who had onset of symptoms on Nov 10, was a contact of a previous case.

The remaining two cases were short-term visit pass holders who travelled from Indonesia and Myanmar to visit their family members in Singapore.

All tested positive while serving their notices, of which two were symptomatic.

There were no new cases in the community or from worker's dormitories, said MOH.

Thursday's new cases take Singapore's total to 58,102.

The number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of one case in the past week, which is currently unlinked, added the Health Ministry.

With 12 cases discharged on Thursday, 57,987 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 48 patients remain in hospital, with none in intensive care, while 24 are recuperating in community facilities.

Singapore has had 28 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes.

Globally, the virus outbreak, which began in December last year, has infected more than 51.4 million people. More than 1.27 million people have died.

On Wednesday, the Health Ministry confirmed 18 new coronavirus patients, all of whom were imported.

This is the highest number of imported cases since April 1, when there were 19.

Wednesday's imported cases were placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore, said MOH.

They comprised two permanent residents, four work pass holders, 10 work permit holders, one dependant's pass holder and one special pass holder.

The two permanent residents were a 40-year-old man who arrived from India and a 22-year-old woman who travelled from Indonesia.

Of the 14 employed in Singapore, 10 are foreign domestic workers who arrived from Myanmar and Indonesia.

The four work pass holders who tested positive for the virus arrived from the Netherlands, Switzerland and Myanmar.

The dependent's pass holder is a 23-year-old woman who returned from Nepal, while the special pass holder is a 35-year-old man who arrived from Russia to board a ship on which he is a crew member.

All of them were tested while serving their stay-home notices.

There were no new community cases and none from worker's dormitories on Wednesday, added MOH.