9 new Covid-19 cases in S'pore, all imported; no locally transmitted cases

All had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN)when they arrived in Singapore. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - There are no new cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 infections as of noon on Feb 13 (Saturday).

In its daily update, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said there are nine imported cases. All had already been placed on stay-home notice (SHN) when they arrived in Singapore.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from one case in the week before to eight cases in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from one case in the week before to five cases in the past week.

MOH said it will continue to closely monitor the numbers, as well as the cases detected through its surveillance programme.

Among the 111 confirmed cases reported from Feb 7 to Feb 13, 52 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 30 have tested negative, and 29 serology test results are pending.

The tests are done to ascertain whether infections are recent or in the past.

Of the nine imported cases reported, eight are work permit holders who arrived from India, Indonesia and Myanmar. All are foreign domestic workers.

The last is a work pass holder who arrived from Russia.

The MOH said that 35 more Covid-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

In all, 59,604 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 34 confirmed cases who are still in hospital.

Of these, most are stable or improving, and one is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Another 119 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for the virus.

In all, 29 people have died from complications due to Covid-19.

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