12 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

Singapore confirmed 12 new Covid-19 cases, all imported, on March 15, 2021.
Singapore confirmed 12 new Covid-19 cases, all imported, on March 15, 2021. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - There were 12 new coronavirus cases confirmed at noon on Monday (March 15), taking Singapore's total to 60,117.

They were all imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notices upon arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

There were no community cases or cases from migrant workers' dormitories.

The 12 imported cases comprised two permanent residents, two dependant's pass holders, three work pass holders and five work permit holders.

Three of the five work permit holders are foreign domestic workers.

The two permanent residents arrived from India and Malaysia, while the two dependant's pass holders came from Nepal and Switzerland.

The three work pass holders came from India, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates.

The five work permit holders came from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

All 12 were asymptomatic when tested.

The number of new cases in the community has decreased from four cases two weeks ago to two in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community in a week has also decreased - from three cases to two cases over the same period.

The Health Ministry added that among the 71 confirmed cases reported from March 9 to March 15, 30 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, while 24 have tested negative.

The results of 17 serology tests are pending.

With six cases discharged on Monday, 59,959 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 20 patients remain in hospital - with none in intensive care - while 93 are recuperating in community facilities.

Singapore has had 30 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes.

Globally, the virus outbreak, which began in December 2019, has infected more than 118 million people. Over 2.6 million people have died.