All 5 new COVID cases in Singapore imported; 13th straight day with no local infections

Staff Writer, Singapore
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SINGAPORE - 2020/11/21: People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the covid19 coronavirus walk along the Orchard Road after a downpour. Orchard Road is a famous shopping district in Singapore, lined with luxury-branded stores, delightful restaurants, and popular hotels. As of 23 November 2020, Singapore has recorded a total of 58,160 Covid-19 coronavirus cases, 28 infected patients died as a result. (Photo by Maverick Asio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
People wearing face masks walk along Orchard Road after a downpour on 21 November, 2020. (PHOTO: LightRocket via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed five new COVID-19 cases on Monday (23 November), taking the country’s total case count to 58,165.

All new cases are imported who had already been placed on the stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. For the 13th straight day, there are no locally-transmitted cases.

On Sunday, the ministry confirmed 12 cases, all of which were imported.

“All new cases today are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance,” said the MOH.

One is a 16-year-old Singaporean female who returned from India. while three are work permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Indonesia. The remaining case – a short-term visit pass holder who arrived from France – is an engineer on a work project here.

99% of total cases have recovered; 1 in ICU

With four more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Monday, 58,071 cases – or 99.8 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.

Most of the 36 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while one is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

A total of 30 patients – with mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive – are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Apart from 28 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.

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