SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 15 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of noon on Sunday (27 September), taking the country’s total case count to 57,700.
There are five imported cases, all of whom were placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon their arrival in Singapore. According to the MOH, there are no new community cases.
Among the five imported cases, two (Cases 57832 and 57840) are Singapore permanent residents who returned to Singapore from India on 15 September and 25 September. The remaining three (Cases 57833, 57834 and 57841) are work permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Indonesia and the Philippines on 15 September. All of them had been placed on 14-day 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 remained stable at an average of fewer than one case per day in the past two weeks, the ministry said. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also remained stable at an average of fewer than one case per day in the past two weeks.
There were no new places added to a list of public venues visited by community cases during their infectious period.
99% of total cases have recovered
With eight more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Sunday, 57,367 cases – or 99.4 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.
Most of the 31 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while none is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
A total of 275 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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