9 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, with 7 imported and none in the community

MOH reported nine new Covid-19 cases, including seven that were imported, on Nov 3, 2020.
MOH reported nine new Covid-19 cases, including seven that were imported, on Nov 3, 2020.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - There were nine new coronavirus cases confirmed as at Tuesday noon (Nov 3), taking Singapore’s total to 58,029.

They include two cases from worker’s dormitories, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday.

There were no new community cases.

The remaining seven new patients had come from overseas and had been placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore.

Among the seven imported cases, six tested positive for the virus on Monday (Nov 2).

They include a 42-year-old Singaporean woman who returned from the Philippines, while another is a 20-year-old female permanent resident who arrived from India.

Another patient, a 26-year-old female Bangladeshi dependant’s pass holder, arrived from Bangladesh. 

Three imported cases are currently employed in Singapore.

Of these, two are work pass holders. One, a 49-year-old German man, arrived from Germany, while the other, a 30-year-old Indian man, arrived from the United Arab Emirates.

A 33-year-old Bangladeshi woman, who is holding a work permit, arrived from Bangladesh.

The last imported patient, who tested positive on Sunday (Nov 1), is a special pass holder.

The 29-year-old Filipino man arrived from the Philippines to board a ship docked here as a crew member.

Both patients from within dorms were detected through rostered routine testing of workers living in dormitories. 

The Health Ministry said the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of one such case in the past week, who is currently unlinked.

With 13 cases discharged on Tuesday, 57,922 patients have fully recovered from the disease.
A total of 38 patients remain in hospital, with none in intensive care, while 26 are recuperating in community facilities.

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 more than 46.5 million people. More than 1.2 million people have died.