One-year-old Singaporean girl among 21 new Covid-19 cases in S'pore

MOH reported 21 new Covid-19 cases, all imported, on March 29, 2021.
MOH reported 21 new Covid-19 cases, all imported, on March 29, 2021.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - A one-year-old Singaporean girl travelling from India was among the 21 new coronavirus cases confirmed as at Monday (March 29), which took Singapore's total tally to 60,321.

All of the cases were imported and were serving stay-home notice or had been isolated on arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Among the new cases announced, 20 were asymptomatic, including the one-year-old, and detected through proactive screening and surveillance, while one had symptoms.

There were no new cases in the community or workers' dormitories.

The imported infections included Singaporeans, permanent residents, and long and short term pass holders travelling from India, Myanmar, the Philippines, Bangladesh and Turkey.

They also included a 34-year-old man who travelled from Malaysia to assist in police investigations, said the Health Ministry.

It added that the number of new cases in the community has increased from none in the week before, to two cases in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from zero to two in the same period.

MOH added that among the 113 confirmed cases reported from March 23 to Monday, 44 have tested positive for their serology tests, while 51 have tested negative. A further 18 serology test results are pending.

With nine cases discharged on Monday, 60,116 have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 39 patients remain in hospital, including one in critical condition in the intensive care unit, while 121 are recuperating in community facilities.

Singapore has had 30 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes.

Globally, the virus outbreak, which began in December 2019, has infected more than 125 million people. More than 2.75 million people have died.