6-year-old girl who arrived from India among 24 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore

MOH reported 24 new Covid-19 cases, all imported, on Jan 4, 2021.
MOH reported 24 new Covid-19 cases, all imported, on Jan 4, 2021.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - A six-year-old girl who arrived from India was among the 24 coronavirus cases - all imported - confirmed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday night (Jan 4).

The dependant's pass holder is linked to three previously reported cases.

The new cases take Singapore's total to 58,721.

All were asymptomatic and tested positive while serving stay-home notices or in isolation after their arrival in Singapore.

They comprised a Singaporean, two dependant's pass holders, two work pass holders, a short-term permit pass holder and 18 work permit holders.

The Singaporean is a 62-year-old woman who returned from the United States.

The dependant's pass holders and work pass holders had arrived from India.

The 18 work permit holders arrived from Indonesia and India. Fifteen of them are foreign domestic workers.

One of the work permit holders is a 28-year-old Indonesian man who boarded a vessel on Nov 1 in Indonesia.

On Dec 31, he was placed on quarantine as he had been identified as a close contact of a previously reported case, who is a crew member on the same vessel.

He was taken to a government quarantine facility on Jan 2, and tested positive for Covid-19 infection on Jan 3.

Before that, he had not left the vessel.

The short-term visit pass holder is a 29-year-old man who arrived from Romania to board a ship docked here as a crew member.

There are no new cases in the community or from within worker dormitories.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from one case in the week before to nine cases in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from one case in the week before to three cases in the past week.

With 10 cases discharged on Monday, 58,482 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 67 patients remain in hospital, including one in the intensive care unit, while 128 are recuperating in community facilities.

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