COVID-19: Singapore reports 12 new cases, all imported

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
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People wearing protective face masks walk past self check-in machines, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Changi Airport in Singapore October 12, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
People wearing protective face masks walk past self check-in machines at Changi Airport on 12 October 2020. (PHOTO: Reuters)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 12 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Friday (13 November), taking the country’s total to 58,114.

As of 13 November, 12pm, the MOH said there are no new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection.

All the new cases are imported who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore. Of them, 11 are asymptomatic while one was symptomatic.

Amongst the new cases, one is a Singaporean who returned from France and two are Singapore permanent residents who returned from US and India.

Another five are currently employed in Singapore. Of these, three are work pass holders who arrived from UAE, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and UK, and two are work permit holders who arrived from Indonesia and Myanmar.

Another three cases are dependant’s pass holders who arrived from Russia, France and UAE. The remaining case is a long-term visit pass holder who arrived from the Netherlands.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of one case in the past week, which is currently unlinked.

99% of total cases have recovered

With six more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Friday, 58,008 cases – or 99.8 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.

Most of the 50 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while none is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

A total of 28 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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