2 permanent residents among 5 new imported Covid-19 cases

Two of the five imported cases reported on Sept 27, 2020 are permanent residents.
Two of the five imported cases reported on Sept 27, 2020 are permanent residents.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE -Two of the five imported Covid-19 cases announced on Sunday (Sept 27) by the Ministry of Health (MOH) are permanent residents, while the remaining three are work permit holders.

The permanent residents returned to Singapore from India on Sept 15 and Friday. The work permit holders are currently employed in Singapore and arrived from Indonesia and the Philippines on Sept 15, the MOH said.

All of them had been placed on 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and were tested while serving their SHN at dedicated facilities.

There were 15 new coronavirus cases confirmed as at Sunday noon, taking Singapore's total to 57,700. There were no new community cases.

Migrant workers living in dormitories made up the remaining 10 new coronavirus patients.

Six had been identified earlier as contacts of previous cases, and had already been quarantined to prevent further transmission. They were tested during quarantine to determine their status.

The remaining four cases were detected through surveillance testing.

Of the new cases, 93 per cent are imported or linked to known cases or clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing, MOH said.

No new clusters were announced on Sunday.

The number of new cases in the community has remained stable at an average of fewer than one case per day in the past two weeks.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at an average of fewer than one case per day in the past two weeks, MOH added.

 
 
 

With eight cases discharged on Sunday, 57,352 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 31 patients remain in hospital, with none in intensive care, while 275 are recuperating in community facilities.

Singapore has had 27 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes.