SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed five new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Wednesday (14 October), taking the country’s total cases to 57,889.
There are two new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection – both community cases.
The two cases are contacts of a previously confirmed case. Cases 58045, a 13-year-old Singaporean boy, and 58047, a 10-year-old Singaporean girl, had earlier been identified as contacts of Case 57947. All three cases are family members residing in the same household.
Cases 58045 and 58047 were placed on quarantine from 3 October, after Case 57947 was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection, the ministry said.
“They were swabbed on 3 October and both tested negative for COVID-19. They later developed symptoms during quarantine and subsequently tested positive on 13 October. Both cases are school students, and had last been at their respective schools on 2 October.”
There are three imported cases among the new cases.
Among them, one (Case 58043) is a 19-year-old Singaporean woman who returned from the UK. Another (Case 58044) is a short-term visit pass holder currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Russia. The remaining case (Case 58046) is a student’s pass holder who arrived from India. They had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN.
There are no new cases residing in dormitories today.
Overall, the ministry said, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from an average of one case per day in the week before, to an average of fewer than one per day in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from an average of fewer than one case per day in the week before, to none in the past week.
Separately, the MOH added eatery Hi Five to a list of public venues visited by community cases while infectious. The eatery, located at 6 Dunlop Street, was visited between 8.25am and 8.55am on 11 October.
99% of total cases have recovered; none in ICU
With 12 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Wednesday, 57,752 cases – or 99.8 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.
Most of the 39 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while none is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
A total of 70 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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