COVID-19: 4 new cases, all imported, detected in Singapore

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
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Schoolchildren in face masks seen in the Queen’s Road area. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)
Schoolchildren in face masks seen in the Queen’s Road area. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed the detection of another four cases of COVID-19 infection as of noon on Sunday (1 November), taking the country’s total to 58,019.

The new cases are all imported and have been placed on Stay-Home Notice since their arrival in Singapore. There are no new cases of locally transmitted coronavirus transmission.

Among the new cases, three are asymptomatic, and were detected from proactive screening and surveillance, while one was symptomatic, the ministry said.

Two cases (Cases 58195 and 58198) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India and the UK. The remaining two cases are currently employed in Singapore: Case 58196 is a work pass holder who arrived from the Netherlands, and Case 58197 is a work permit holder who arrived from the Philippines.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of two cases in the past week, the ministry said. Both cases are currently unlinked.

99% of total cases have recovered; none in ICU

With 11 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Sunday, 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 21 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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