SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 10 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Friday (9 October), taking the country’s total to 57,859.
All 10 new cases are asymptomatic and were proactively detected, said the MOH.
Of them is a case residing in a foreign worker dormitory, who had been identified earlier as a contact of previous cases, and had already been quarantined and tested.
The MOH also said that there are no new cases detected in purpose-built dorms for the first time since 28 March. Of Singapore’s COVID-19 tally, some 94.2 per cent – or 54,480 – are cases living in foreign worker dorms.
The nine remaining cases are imported, including a permanent resident who returned from the Philippines. Six of them are currently employed in Singapore. All of them had all been placed on the 14-day stay-home notice upon their arrival here and were tested while serving the notice at dedicated facilities.
The remaining two are crew members of a ship which arrived in Singapore from Malaysia on 23 September. They had remained on the ship until they were transferred to a quarantine facility and were swabbed there.
Overall, all new cases have established links.
The ministry noted the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at an average of one case per day in the past two weeks.
It added that the number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at an average of fewer than one case per day in the past two weeks.
The MOH also announced the closure of the cluster at Cochrane Lodge I at 51 Admiralty Road West, as there have not been any cases linked to it for the past two incubation periods, or 28 days.
99% of total cases have recovered, 1 in ICU
With seven more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Friday, 57,675 cases – or 99.7 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.
Most of the 37 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while one is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
A total of 120 patients with mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive are isolated and cared for at community facilities.
Apart from 27 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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