Four new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

Singapore reported four new cases of Covid-19, all imported, on Nov 1, 2020. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Four new coronavirus infections were confirmed yesterday, taking Singapore's total to 58,019.

They were all imported cases and had been placed on stay-home notices, and were tested while serving their notices.

No cases in the community or from within dormitories were announced by the Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday.

The four imported cases include two permanent residents - a 37-year-old man back from India and a 51-year-old woman who returned from Britain. She had onset of symptoms on Oct 23.

The other two patients are employed here. One is a 32-year-old male Dutch work pass holder who arrived from the Netherlands; the other is a 31-year-old female Filipino work permit holder who arrived from the Philippines.

All four tested positive last Saturday.

The MOH said only two cases of community transmission have been recorded in the past week. The infections are not linked.

Hospitals and community isolation facilities discharged 11 patients yesterday, bringing to 57,909 the number of people who have fully recovered from the virus.

There were 46 patients in hospital yesterday - none in intensive care - while 21 were recuperating in community facilities.

Singapore has had 28 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes.

  • Update on cases

    New cases: 4

    Imported: 4 (2 PRs, 1 work pass holder, 1 work permit holder)

    In community: 0

    In dormitories: 0

    Active cases: 67

    In hospitals: 46 (0 in ICU)

    In community facilities: 21

    Deaths: 28

    Patients with Covid-19 who died from other causes: 15

    Total discharged: 57,909

    Discharged yesterday: 11

    TOTAL CASES: 58,019

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 02, 2020, with the headline Four new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported. Subscribe