As of 22 February 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified three more cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
Of these, one is linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God, and one was among the group of Singaporeans who were evacuated from Wuhan on 9 February. Contact tracing is underway for the remaining case to establish any links to previous cases or travel history to China.
About the confirmed cases
Case 87 is a 32 year-old male Singapore Citizen who was among the group of Singaporeans who were evacuated from Wuhan on 9 February. He was without symptoms when he boarded the flight and was put under quarantine upon landing in Singapore. He is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). He is linked to Case 76.
All Singaporeans evacuated from Wuhan were tested for COVID-19 as an added precaution. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 21 February afternoon.
Case 88 is a 30 year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to China. She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. She is linked to Case 66.
She reported onset of symptoms on 16 February and had sought treatment at a general practitioner (GP) clinic on 17 February. As she had been identified as a contact of Case 66, she was referred by MOH to NCID on 21 February. Subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 21 February afternoon.
Prior to hospital admission, she had mostly stayed at her home at Hougang Street 91.
Case 89 is a 41 year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who has no recent travel history to China. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 22 February morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
To date, a total of 49 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospital. Of the 40 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. Five are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
Update on contact tracing for confirmed cases
Contact tracing for the confirmed cases is ongoing. Once identified, MOH will closely monitor all close contacts. As a precautionary measure, they will be quarantined for 14 days from their last exposure to the patient. In addition, all other identified contacts who have a low risk of being infected will be under active surveillance, and will be contacted daily to monitor their health status.
As of 22 February 2020, 12pm, MOH has identified 2,734 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 1,101 are currently quarantined, and 1,633 have completed their quarantine.
The COVID-19 which originated in China, has so far infected over 77,000 in China and the rest of the world with a death toll of over 2,300.