COVID-19: Singapore confirms 2 new cases, both imported and asymptomatic

Staff Writer, Singapore
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A family with their dog seen at an outdoor cafe at Changi Airport on 11 October 2020. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)
A family with their dog seen at an outdoor cafe at Changi Airport on 11 October 2020. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed the detection of two new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Sunday (8 November), taking the country’s total to 58,056.

Both are imported cases, marking the third consecutive day with no reported local transmissions.

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

One is a work permit holder currently employed here who arrived from Indonesia, while the other is a dependant’s pass holder who arrived from the United Arab Emirates. Both had been placed on stay-home notice upon their arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving it.

The MOH also noted that the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of one case in the past week – who is currently unlinked.

99% of total cases have recovered; none in ICU

With seven more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Sunday, 57,975 cases – or 99.8 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.

Most of the 33 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while none is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

A total of 20 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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