19-year-old Singaporean woman who returned from France among 12 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore

Singapore confirmed 12 new Covid-19 cases, all imported, on Nov 13, 2020.
Singapore confirmed 12 new Covid-19 cases, all imported, on Nov 13, 2020.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE -There were 12 new coronavirus cases confirmed on Friday (Nov 13), taking Singapore's total to 58,114.

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

This is the third day in a row where all new coronavirus cases were imported.

They comprise one Singaporean, two permanent residents (PRs), three work pass holders, two work permit holders, three dependant’s pass holders and one long-term visit pass holder.

The Singaporean is a 19-year-old woman who returned from France. The two PRs arrived from the United States and India.

Of the five employed in Singapore, three are work pass holders who returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Kingdom.

The two work permit holders had travelled here from Indonesia and Myanmar.

Another three cases are dependant’s pass holders who arrived from Russia, France and the UAE. 

The two who had arrived here from the UAE are linked cases.

The remaining case is a long-term visit pass holder who travelled from the Netherlands.

All 12 cases, of which one was symptomatic, tested positive while serving their stay home notice.

There were no new community cases and none from worker's dormitories.

MOH also announced that the cluster at PPT Lodge 1A has been closed, as no new cases had been linked to it for 28 days, or two incubation periods.

The number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of 1 case in the past week, which is unlinked, the ministry added.

With six cases discharged yesterday, 57,993 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 50 patients remain in hospitals, with none in the intensive care unit, while 28 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 52.1 million people. More than 1.28 million people have died.