3 children among 19 new Covid-19 imported cases in Singapore

MOH reported 19 new Covid-19 cases, all imported, on Feb 2, 2021. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - There were 19 new coronavirus cases confirmed at noon on Tuesday (Feb 2), taking Singapore's total to 59,584.

All of them were imported.

Three of the cases are children aged between one and three years old.

The imported cases reported included five Singaporeans and three permanent residents who returned from Canada, India, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States.

There were also three dependant's pass holders who travelled from the UAE as well as two work pass holders who arrived from Pakistan and the UAE.

Another three cases are work permit holders who travelled from Bangladesh and Indonesia, of whom two are foreign domestic workers.

The remaining three cases are short-term visit pass holders.

Two of them arrived from India and Indonesia to visit their family members who are Singaporeans or permanent residents.

The last case arrived from the United States for a work project in Singapore.

Among the new cases today, 16 were asymptomatic, and were detected through proactive screening and surveillance, while three were symptomatic.

They tested positive while serving their stay-home notice or while in isolation after their arrival in Singapore, said MOH.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community decreased from nine cases in the week before to three cases in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has remained stable at two cases per week in the past two weeks.

MOH said that among the 218 confirmed cases reported between Jan 27 and Feb 2, 122 cases had positive serology tests, indicating a past infection, while 41 were negative.

Results of serology tests for 55 others are pending.

With 30 cases discharged on Tuesday, 59,286 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 44 patients remain in hospital, with none in intensive care, while 210 are recuperating in community facilities.

Singapore has had 29 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive died of other causes.

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