SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed seven new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Saturday (10 October), taking the country’s total to 57,866.
All but two of the seven new cases are asymptomatic and were proactively detected, said the MOH.
Of them, one, a permanent resident, is in the community. He a family member of previously confirmed cases and had been placed on quarantine earlier.
“Cases 57890 and 57945 had arrived from Indonesia on 25 September, and were granted permission to serve the stay-home notice at home as Case 57945 is a two-month-old infant,” said the MOH.
As a precautionary measure, Saturday’s lone community case was also placed on the notice as well due to his exposure to them, even though he had not travelled with his family.
“He had not left his place of residence since. He subsequently developed symptoms during quarantine and was tested positive for COVID-19 infection,” added the ministry.
One case resides in a foreign worker dormitory and was detected through the bi-weekly rostered routine testing of workers living in dorms. Of Singapore’s COVID-19 tally, some 94.2 per cent – or 54,481– are cases living in foreign worker dorms.
The remaining five cases are imported, including a PR and a Singaporean who returned from Belarus and Qatar respectively. Another currently employed in Singapore who arrived from France.
The remaining two cases are sea crew who arrived in Singapore to board a ship docked here. They were conveyed directly from the airport to the ship in a dedicated vehicle upon their arrival here and had not left the ship subsequently, said the MOH.
Overall, 13 per cent of new cases have no 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.
99% of total cases have recovered, 1 in ICU
With 23 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Saturday, 57,698 cases – or 99.7 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.
Most of the 40 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while one is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
A total of 101 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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