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Two new imported cases; none in community

Both cases were asymptomatic and tested positive while serving their stay-home notices.
Both cases were asymptomatic and tested positive while serving their stay-home notices.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

There were no new coronavirus cases in the community reported yesterday, but there were two imported ones, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said last night.

This brings Singapore's total to 58,230.

The first case is a 52-year-old permanent resident who returned from India.

The other is a 32-year-old work permit holder who arrived from Indonesia.

Both were placed on stay-home notice at dedicated facilities on arrival in Singapore. They were asymptomatic and tested positive while serving their notices.

There were no cases from foreign workers' dormitories reported yesterday.

Two mosques have been added to the list of places visited by Covid-19 patients while they were infectious.

The visits occurred at Masjid Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim in Telok Blangah Road on Nov 19, and at Masjid Ahmad in the West Coast area on Nov 20, said MOH.

The ministry provides the list of locations that infectious Covid-19 patients have visited for at least 30 minutes, and the times they visited, to get people who were at those places at the same time to monitor their health closely for two weeks from the date of their visit.

The full list of locations and times can be found on the website.

  • Update on cases

    New cases: 2

    Imported: 2 (1 permanent resident, 1 work permit holder)

    In community: 0

    In dormitories: 0

    New community cases in the past week: 5 (All unlinked)

    Active cases: 57

    In hospitals: 28 (0 in ICU)

    In community facilities: 29

    Deaths: 29

    Patients with Covid-19 who died of other causes: 15

    Total discharged: 58,129

    Discharged yesterday: 5

    TOTAL CASES: 58,230

MOH has said that close contacts of the patients would already have been notified, and there is no need to avoid these places as they would have been cleaned if necessary.

MOH said the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of five unlinked cases in the past week.

With five cases discharged yesterday, 58,129 patients have recovered from Covid-19.

There are 28 patients still in hospital, with none in intensive care, while 29 are recuperating in community facilities.

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

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 03, 2020, with the headline 'Two new imported cases; none in community'. Subscribe