COVID-19: Singapore confirms nine new cases, seven imported

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
·2-min read
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Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. (PHOTO: Maverick Asio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed nine new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Tuesday (3 November) noon, taking the country’s total to 58,029.

Of them, seven are imported. “All new cases today are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance,” said the MOH.

The two locally-transmitted cases reside in dormitories – both were detected through the bi-weekly rostered routine testing of workers living in dorms.

Amongst the seven imported cases, one is a Singaporean and another is a permanent resident who returned from the Philippines and India respectively. Another case is a dependant’s pass holder who arrived from Bangladesh.

Three cases are currently employed in Singapore – two are work pass holders who arrived from the United Arab Emirates and Germany, while the third is a work permit holder who arrived from Bangladesh.

The seventh imported case is a special pass holder who arrived from the Philippines to board a ship docked here as a crew member.

All seven had been placed on the stay-home notice upon their arrival here and were tested while serving them.

The MOH 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.

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99% of total cases have recovered; none in ICU

With 13 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Tuesday, 57,937 cases – or 99.8 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.

Most of the 38 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while none is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

A total of 26 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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