10 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, lowest daily figure in 6 months

A hairdresser in Orchard Central was added to the list of places visited by Covid-19 patients while they were still infectious, said MOH on Oct 2, 2020.
A hairdresser in Orchard Central was added to the list of places visited by Covid-19 patients while they were still infectious, said MOH on Oct 2, 2020.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM GOOGLE MAPS

SINGAPORE - There were 10 new coronavirus cases confirmed as at Friday noon (Oct 2), taking Singapore's total to 57,794.

This is the lowest daily new figure since March 12 which had nine cases.

Walking On Sunshine, a hairdresser in Orchard Central, was added to the list of places visited by Covid-19 patients while they were still infectious, said the ministry.

It provides the list of locations that infectious Covid-19 patients visited for at least 30 minutes and the times they visited them to get people who were at those places at the same time to monitor their health closely for two weeks from the date of their visit. The full list can be found here.

Close contacts would already have been notified and there is no need to avoid these places as they would have been cleaned if necessary, said the ministry. 

The 10 new cases on Friday took Singapore’s total to 57,794.

They comprised one community case, who is a work permit holder, five imported cases and four migrant workers living in dormitories.

Of the five imported cases, one Singaporean, one permanent resident and one dependant’s pass holder arrived from India between Sept 16 and Sept 20.

A short-term pass holder, who is a six-year-old girl, and a work permit holder arrived from Indonesia on Sept 18 and Sept 20, respectively. 

All imported cases were placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore, said the ministry. 

 
 

Of the four migrant workers, one had been identified earlier as a contact of previous cases, and was already quarantined to prevent further transmission. 

He tested positive for Covid-19 during his quarantine period. 

The remaining three cases were detected through surveillance testing, said the ministry.

 
 

The number of new daily cases in the community has remained stable at an average of fewer than one case per day in the past two weeks.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at an average of fewer than one case per day over the same period. 

With 22 cases discharged yesterday, 57,519 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 48 patients remain in hospital, with none in intensive care, while 185 are recuperating in community facilities.
Singapore has had 27 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 34.5 million people. More than one million people have died.