1 new COVID case in Singapore, lowest since 25 Feb

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
·2-min read
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 the Changi Airport in Singapore on 12 October, 2020. (PHOTO: Reuters)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed an eight-month low of one new COVID-19 case as of Monday (2 November), taking the country’s total to 58,020.

It is the first time since 25 February that only one case has been reported in the MOH’s daily tally.

The lone – and asymptomatic – case on Monday is a 34-year-old female work pass holder currently employed here who arrived from the Philippines.

She had been placed on the stay-home notice upon arrival here and was tested while serving her notice.

The MOH noted that the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of two in the past week, adding that both cases are currently unlinked.

Separately, the ministry announced the closure of a cluster at Homestay Lodge – located at 39 Kaki Bukit Avenue 3 – as there have been no more cases linked to it for the past two incubation periods or 28 days.

It also added Changi Airport Terminal 3’s Heavenly Wang – located in the area accessible by the public – to the list of public venues visited by community cases while infectious. The cafe was visited on 22 October from 7.05am to 7.40am.

99% of total cases have recovered; none in ICU

No patients were discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Monday. A total of 57,924 cases – or 99.8 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 22 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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