7 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, with 5 imported and none in the community

MOH reported 7 new Covid-19 cases, including 5 that were imported, on Nov 4, 2020.
MOH reported 7 new Covid-19 cases, including 5 that were imported, on Nov 4, 2020.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - There were seven new coronavirus cases confirmed as of noon on Wednesday (Nov 4), taking Singapore’s total to 58,036.

They included five imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

There were no new cases in the community and two from worker’s dormitories.

In an update on Wednesday night, MOH said among the five imported patients, one is a dependent's pass holder.

The 33-year-old Indian national, a woman, arrived from the United Arab Emirates.

The remaining four imported cases are currently employed in Singapore.

Of these, one is a 24-year-old male Swiss work pass holder who arrived from Switzerland.

Another three are work permit holders. Two women — a 27-year-old and a 32-year-old — are Myanmar nationals who arrived from Myanmar.

The third work permit holder is a 33-year-old female Indonesian who arrived from Indonesia.

All five imported patients tested positive on Tuesday (Nov 3), and did not show symptoms.

Of the two cases residing in dormitories, both were detected through surveillance testing, said MOH.

It added that the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of one such case in the past week, who is currently unlinked.

With one patient discharged on Wednesday, 57,923 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 44 patients remain in hospital, with none in intensive care, while 26 are recuperating in community facilities.

Singapore has had 28 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 47 million people. More than 1.2 million people have died.