Singapore reports 13 imported cases of Covid-19; none in the community

The imported cases had been placed on stay-home notice on arrival in Singapore. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - There were 13 new coronavirus cases confirmed as of Sunday noon (March 7), taking Singapore's total to 60,033.

All 13 were imported cases who had already been placed on stay-home notice on arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

They comprised one student's pass holder, 10 work permit holders and two short-term visit pass holders.

The student's pass holder is a 19-year-old woman who arrived from Sri Lanka.

The work permit holders arrived from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines.

The remaining cases were a 13-year-old boy who arrived from Bangladesh with his parent, who works in Singapore, and a 49-year-old woman who travelled from Sri Lanka to visit her child, who is studying here.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at four cases per week in the past two weeks.

The number of unlinked cases in the community increased from two cases in the week before to three cases in the past week.

With 15 cases discharged on Sunday, 59,879 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 24 patients remain in hospital, including one in critical condition in the intensive care unit, while 86 are recuperating in community facilities.

Singapore has had 29 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes.

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