14 new COVID cases in Singapore, all imported

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SINGAPORE, Feb. 27, 2021 -- A medical worker takes a swab sample from a spectator for COVID-19 test before the Singapore Tennis Open semifinal in Singapore, Feb. 27, 2021. (Photo by Then Chih Wey/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey via Getty Images)
A medical worker takes a swab sample from a spectator for a COVID-19 test before the Singapore Tennis Open semifinal in Singapore on 27 February, 2021. (PHOTO: Xinhua via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Tuesday (13 April), taking the country's total case count to 60,692.

All 14 new cases are imported, marking the second day in a row with no reported local infections. "Amongst the new cases today, 10 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while four were symptomatic," said the MOH.

Among the 14 imported cases, two are permanent residents, aged 55 and 51, who returned from India and are among Tuesday's four symptomatic infections.

Another two cases are dependant's pass holders who arrived from Nepal and Pakistan.

Four others are student's pass holders who arrived from India, while another is a 40-year-old male work pass holder who arrived from Indonesia and is Tuesday's third symptomatic case.

Two cases are work permit holders who arrived from India and Indonesia, of whom one is a foreign domestic worker. A 33-year-old female work permit holder who arrived from Indonesia is Tuesday's fourth symptomatic case.

The remaining three cases are short-term visit pass holders who arrived from India and Nigeria to visit their family members who are Singaporeans.

All 14 imported cases were placed on the stay-home notice upon their arrival here and were tested while serving their notice.

The MOH noted that the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at two per week in the past two weeks. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at two per week in the past two weeks.

On Sunday, a 23-year-old Indian migrant worker who completed his COVID-19 vaccination doses in February was confirmed as a case in Singapore.

99% of total cases have recovered, 1 in ICU

With 17 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Tuesday, 60,374 cases – or 99.5 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.

Most of the 61 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while one of them is in the intensive care unit.

A total of 227 patients – with mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive – are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Apart from the 30 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications, 15 others who tested positive for the virus were determined to have died from unrelated causes, including three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and another four, whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.

Among the 173 confirmed cases reported from 7 April to 13 April, 65 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 79 have tested negative, and 29 serology test results are pending.

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