10 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 7 imported, none in community

MOH reported 10 new Covid-19 cases, including seven imported cases, on Oct 11, 2020.
MOH reported 10 new Covid-19 cases, including seven imported cases, on Oct 11, 2020. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - There were 10 new coronavirus cases confirmed as at Sunday noon (Oct 11), taking Singapore's total to 57,876.

There were seven imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notices upon arrival in Singapore.

No community cases were announced on Sunday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.

More details will be announced on Sunday night.

On Saturday, Singapore confirmed seven new coronavirus cases including one in the community for the first time in four days.

The lone community case was a permanent resident who is a family member of two previously confirmed imported cases, the MOH said.

His family members had arrived from Indonesia on Sept 25, and were granted permission to serve their stay-home notices at home, as one is a two-month-old infant, the ministry added.

The new case had been placed on stay-home notice due to his exposure to them, and developed symptoms during quarantine. He subsequently tested positive for Covid-19.

The other new patients announced on Saturday comprised one locally transmitted case in a worker's dormitory, as well as five imported cases who were placed on stay-home notices or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

The asymptomatic case in the dormitory was picked up through routine bi-weekly testing, MOH said.

Of the imported cases, one was a permanent resident who returned from Belarus and one was a Singapore citizen who returned from Qatar.

Another was a work pass holder who had arrived from France, while the remaining two were sea crew who arrived in Singapore from the Philippines to board a ship docked here.

They were taken directly from the airport to the ship in a dedicated vehicle and did not leave the ship subsequently, MOH said.

All imported cases were placed on 14-day stay-home notices upon arrival in Singapore, and tested positive despite being asymptomatic.

Takashimaya in Ngee Ann City, Don Don Donki in Square 2 @ Novena, Joeun Salon in Far East Plaza and the Kushikatsu Tanaka restaurant in Merchant Court were also added on Saturday to the list of places visited by infectious Covid-19 patients.

MOH provides the list of locations that infectious Covid-19 patients visited for at least 30 minutes to get people who were there to monitor their health closely for two weeks from the date of their visit.

The full list of locations and times can be found on the gov.sg website.

The ministry has said that close contacts would already have been notified and that there is no need to avoid these places as they would have been cleaned if necessary.

The number of new cases in the community has remained stable at an average of one case per day in the past two weeks, MOH said.

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.

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 about 36.8 million people. More than 1.06 million people have died.

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