Singapore: 15 new Covid-19 case; only one in community and 5 imported


  • Singapore
  • Saturday, 19 Sep 2020

There were also five imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notices upon arrival in Singapore. The republic, which is in phase two of reopening its economy and social activity, confirmed only 15 new cases on Saturday (Sept 19). - The Straits Times/Asian News Network

SINGAPORE, Sept 19 (The Straits Times/ANN): There were 15 new Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases confirmed as at Saturday noon (Sept 19), taking Singapore's total to 57,558.

They included one community case, who is a Singaporean, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday.

There were also five imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notices upon arrival in Singapore.

Singapore, which is in phase two of reopening its economy and social activity, on Friday had announced that they only 11 cases and it was the lowest since March 12.

The trend preliminarily continued on Saturday (Sept 19).

In its brief data released here, the republic’s Ministry of Health also confirmed that all the imported cases had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in the island.

The ministry said it was still working through the details of the cases, and further updates would be issued tonight.

In the full data released late Friday, the ministry classified 1,006 of the reported cases as imported, 2,242 as community cases and 54,295 involving dorm residents.

The MOH said 57,071 cases had fully recovered and discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

No new clusters were identified yesterday.

Also on Friday night (Sept 18), the Ministry of Manpower, Building and Construction Authority, Health Promotion Board and Economic Development Board said in a joint statement that about 5,700 workers who are required to undergo rostered routine testing have yet to do so, and will not be able to return to work until then.

The average number of new daily cases in the community in a week has decreased from two cases two weeks ago to one in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has remained stable at fewer than one case per day in the past two weeks.

With 32 cases discharged on Friday, 57,056 have fully recovered from the disease. A total of 38 patients remain in hospital, while 407 are recuperating in community facilities. None is in intensive care.

Singapore has had 27 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes.

Globally, the virus outbreak, which began in December last year, has infected more than 30.6 million people. More than 955,000 people have died. - The Straits Times/Asian News Network

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