4 S'pore PRs among 25 new Covid-19 imported cases

MOH confirmed 25 new coronavirus cases on Jan 27, 2021, all of which are imported.
MOH confirmed 25 new coronavirus cases on Jan 27, 2021, all of which are imported.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - There were 25 new coronavirus cases confirmed as at Wednesday noon (Jan 27), all of them imported and 22 of them asymptomatic.

There were no new cases in the community for the fifth day in a row, and none from workers’ dormitories. 

The imported cases had been placed on stay-home notice on arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health.

Wednesday’s new cases take Singapore’s total to 59,391.

Four of the 25 imported cases are Singapore permanent residents who returned from India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

There was also one dependant’s pass holder who returned from India.

Another two cases confirmed on Wednesday were work pass holders who arrived from India and the UAE.

The remaining 18 cases were work permit holders who arrived from India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Sixteen of the 18 work permit holders are foreign domestic workers.

The number of new cases in the community decreased to five in the past week from 18 cases in the week before.

The number of unlinked cases in the community decreased to one case from six cases over the same time period.

With 18 cases discharged on Wednesday, 59,089 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 38 patients remain in hospital, while 220 are recuperating in community facilities. No one is in intensive care.

Singapore has had 29 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 100 million people. More than 2.15 million people have died.