12 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

MOH reported 12 new Covid-19 cases, all which were imported, on Oct 21, 2020.
MOH reported 12 new Covid-19 cases, all which were imported, on Oct 21, 2020.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

SINGAPORE - There were 12 new coronavirus cases confirmed on Wednesday (Oct 21), taking Singapore's total to 57,933.

All of them were asymptomatic.

The cases were all imported and comprised nine work permit holders, two dependant’s pass holders and one short-term visit pass holder, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Wednesday night.

The nine work permit holders had returned from Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines, while the two dependant’s pass holders came back from the United Arab Emirates.

The short-term visit pass holder arrived from Egypt for his upcoming marriage to his Singaporean fiancée.

All the imported cases had been placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore.

There were no new community cases.

No new locations and no new clusters were announced on Wednesday. 

The number of new cases in the community has dropped from four in the week before to two in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has risen from none in the week before to two in the past week.

With two cases discharged on Wednesday, 57,806 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 43 patients remain in hospital while 41 are recuperating in community facilities. None is in intensive care. 

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 40.36 million people. More than 1.12 million people have died.