COVID-19: Singapore confirms 11 new cases, all imported

Staff Writer, Singapore
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Passengers arrive at the departure area at Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore.
Passengers arrive at the departure area at Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore. (PHOTO: Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 11 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Thursday (12 November), taking the country’s total to 58,102.

All of them are imported. “Amongst the new cases today, nine are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while two were symptomatic,” said the MOH.

Amongst the 11 cases, one is a Singaporean who returned from the United Arab Emirates, while three are permanent residents who returned from Bahrain and India.

Four are currently employed in Singapore – two are work pass holders who arrived from Nepal and two are work permit holders who arrived from Indonesia.

The remaining cases are a dependant’s pass holder who arrived from Pakistan, and 2 short-term visit pass holders who arrived from Indonesia and Myanmar to visit their family members in Singapore.

All of them had been placed on the stay-home notice or isolated upon their arrival here and were tested while serving the notice, said the MOH.

The ministry added that the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of one case in the past week, which is currently unlinked.

99% of total cases have recovered

With 12 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Thursday, 58,002 cases – or 99.8 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.

Most of the 48 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while none is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

A total of 24 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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