SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed six new COVID-19 cases – the lowest daily case number since the end of the circuit-breaker period – as of Saturday (3 October) noon, taking Singapore’s total case count to 57,800.
The last time Singapore reported as low as six daily new cases was on 10 March, before the circuit-breaker period in April and May.
There is one case – a Singaporean – in the community. There are four imported cases, who had all been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
The sole community case – a 44-year-old man – is currently unlinked. “Case 57947 was detected under our enhanced community testing to test all individuals aged 13 and above who are diagnosed with acute respiratory infection (ARI) at first presentation to a doctor,” the MOH said.
Among the four imported cases, one (Case 57946) is a Singaporean who returned to Singapore from India on 21 September. and two (Cases 57943 and 57944) are work permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Indonesia on 21 September. The remaining case (Case 57945) – a two-month-old boy whose parent is a Singapore permanent resident – is a short-term visit pass holder who arrived from Indonesia on 25 September.
All of them had been placed on a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and were tested while serving their SHN at dedicated facilities.
Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from an average of fewer than one case per day in the week before, to an average of one case in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has remained stable at an average of fewer than one case per day in the past two weeks.
99% of total cases have recovered
With 28 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Saturday, 57,562 cases – or 99.6 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.
Most of the 46 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while none is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
A total of 165 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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