9 new Covid-19 cases in S'pore, all imported; total number of infections cross 60,000

Singapore reported nine new Covid-19 cases, all imported, on March 5, 2021.
Singapore reported nine new Covid-19 cases, all imported, on March 5, 2021.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - More than 60,000 coronavirus cases have now been recorded in Singapore after another nine were confirmed at noon on Friday (March 5).

The newly-discovered infections - which take the Republic's confirmed case count to 60,007 since the start of the pandemic - were all imported, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

It said the patients been placed on stay-home notice on arrival in Singapore.

In an update on Friday night, MOH said all nine cases were asymptomatic.

Three are dependant's pass holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India and South Africa.

One is a long-term visit pass holder who arrived from South Africa.

Three are work pass holders who arrived from India and the Philippines.

The last two cases are work permit holders who arrived from Indonesia and the Philippines, of whom one is a foreign domestic worker, said MOH.

No new cases from the community or from within workers' dormitories were announced on Friday.

The number of new cases in the community has decreased from four cases two weeks ago to three in the past week.

However, the number of unlinked cases in the community has remained stable at two cases per week in the same period.

With 13 cases discharged on Friday, 59,855 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 17 patients remain in hospital, including one in the intensive care unit, while 91 are recuperating in community facilities.

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