5 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported; no local patients for 13th day

MOH reported five new Covid-19 cases, which were all imported, on Nov 23, 2020. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - There were five new coronavirus cases confirmed as at Monday noon (Nov 23), all of which were imported.

This means there were no new community cases and none from worker's dormitories for the 13th day in a row.

This is the longest stretch without a community case since the first coronavirus case was reported in Singapore on Jan 23.

There were 12 days between the first reported case, which was imported, and the first recorded community cases on Feb 4.

Monday's new imported cases take Singapore's total to 58,165.

These new patients were placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health on Monday night. They were also asymptomatic and confirmed positive on Sunday.

Of the five new cases, there was one Singaporean, a 16-year-old girl who returned from India.

Three of the imported cases are work permit holders, all women, aged between 29 and 39, who returned from Indonesia.

The last imported case is a short-term visit pass holder. The 58-year-old man had returned from France.

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

With four cases discharged on Monday, 58,056 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 36 patients remain in hospital while 30 are recuperating in community facilities. One patient is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

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Singapore has had 28 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 around 56.9 million people. More than 1.3 million people have died.

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