7 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

Singapore reported seven new Covid-19 cases, all imported, on Dec 13, 2020.
Singapore reported seven new Covid-19 cases, all imported, on Dec 13, 2020. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

SINGAPORE - There were seven new coronavirus cases confirmed on Sunday (Dec 13), taking Singapore's total to 58,320.

All were imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore, said  the Ministry of Health (MOH). 

There were no cases from the community or within worker dormitories.

In an update on Sunday night, MOH said the seven imported cases comprised one permanent resident (PR), one work pass holder, four work permit holders and a dependant’s pass holder.

The PR, a 13-year-old girl, returned from India.

Of the five employed here, one is a 33-year-old work pass holder. She is an Indian national who arrived from India.

The other four working here are work permit holders. One, a 38-year-old Filipino woman, arrived from the Philippines.

Two work permit holders are Indian nationals from India — a 34-year-old woman and a 27-year-old woman. 

The last work permit holder is a 26-year-old Indonesian woman who arrived from Indonesia.

The remaining imported patient is a dependant’s pass holder – a 36-year-old Indonesian woman who arrived from Indonesia.

All seven were asymptomatic when they were tested for Covid-19.

The Health Ministry said epidemiological investigations are in progress, adding that all identified close contacts of the patients have been isolated and placed on quarantine.

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

With 11 cases discharged on Sunday, 58,193 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 21 patients remain in hospital, with none in intensive care, while 62 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 71.7 million people. More than 1.6 million people have died.