5 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

Singapore reported five new Covid-19 cases, all imported, on Dec 14, 2020. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - There were five new coronavirus cases confirmed at noon on Monday (Dec 14), all of which were imported.

They had been placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore.

There were no new community cases and none from worker's dormitories, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Monday's new cases take Singapore's total to 58,325.

The new cases comprised four work permit holders employed in Singapore and one short-term visit pass holder, the ministry said on Monday night.

Three of the work permit holders were Indonesian women, aged between 27 to 35, who travelled from Indonesia.

The remaining work permit holder is a 32-year-old woman who arrived from the Philippines.

The short-term visit pass holder is a 24-year-old man who returned from India. He is enrolled in a private educational institution in Singapore.

All five cases were asymptomatic and were detected through proactive screening and surveillance, the ministry said.

It added that the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with no new cases in the past week.

With two cases discharged on Monday, 58,195 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 22 patients remain in hospital, with none in intensive care, while 64 patients are recuperating in community facilities.

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 last year, has infected more than 69.5 million people. More than 1.5 million people have died.

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