PR who returned from India among 9 new Covid-19 cases in S’pore

The imported cases had been placed on stay-home notice on arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health.
The imported cases had been placed on stay-home notice on arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - There were nine new coronavirus cases confirmed as at Monday noon (Feb 15), taking Singapore's total to 59,809.

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

There were no community cases or cases from migrant workers' dormitories.

In an update on Monday night, MOH said that of the nine imported cases, one is a Singapore permanent resident who returned from India, while another is a dependant’s pass holder who arrived from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Also arriving from the UAE was a work pass holder.

Meanwhile, two other cases are work permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh and Indonesia, of whom one, a 26-year-old Indonesian woman, is a foreign domestic worker.

The last four imported patients are short-term visit pass holders. 

Three arrived from India and Nigeria to visit family members who are Singaporeans or Singapore permanent residents, while one arrived from Indonesia for a job placement.

All nine were tested while serving their stay-home notices, said MOH.

The number of new cases in the community has increased from four cases two weeks ago to five in the past week. 

However, the number of unlinked cases in the community in a week has decreased from four cases to two over the same period.

With 20 cases discharged on Monday, 59,626 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 36 patients remain in hospital, including one in the intensive care unit, while 103 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 2019, has infected more than 108 million people. Over 2.3 million people have died.