As of 28 February 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified two more cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore. Both cases are linked to a new cluster at Wizlearn Technologies Pte Ltd (10 Science Park Road).
This brings the total number of cases to 98 so far.
About the confirmed cases
Case 97 is a 44 year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident who has no recent travel history to China, Daegu and Cheongdo. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). She is linked to Cases 93 and 95.
Case 98 is a 24 year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who has no recent travel history to China, Daegu and Cheongdo. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 28 February morning and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. He is linked to Cases 93, 95 and 97.
Case 95 (Announced on 27 February)
Case 95 is a 44 year-old male Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to China, Daegu and Cheongdo. He is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. He is linked to Case 93.
Case 96 (Announced on 27 February)
Case 96 is a 12 year-old male Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to China, Daegu and Cheongdo. He is currently warded in an isolation room at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH). He is a family member of Case 94 .
Update on condition of confirmed cases
To date, a total of 69 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospital. Of the 29 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. Seven are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
Links between previous cases found
Further epidemiological investigations and contact tracing have uncovered links between previously announced and new cases.
- Six of the locally transmitted confirmed cases (Cases 31, 33, 38, 83, 90 and 91), as well as Cases 8 and 9, are linked to The Life Church and Missions Singapore. These six cases are linked to another 23 confirmed cases (Cases 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 73, 74, 78, 80, 81, 84, 88) who are linked to the Grace Assembly of God.
- Nine of the confirmed cases (Cases 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 34 and 40) are linked to Yong Thai Hang.
- Three of the confirmed cases (Cases 30, 36 and 39) are linked to the business meeting held at Grand Hyatt Singapore from 20 to 22 January.
- Five of the confirmed cases (Cases 42, 47, 52, 56 and 69) are linked to the Seletar Aerospace Heights construction site.
- Four of the confirmed cases (Cases 93, 95, 97 and 98) are linked to Wizlearn Technologies Pte Ltd.
Investigations on these clusters are ongoing. In addition to the clusters, MOH’s investigations have identified the following links between cases:
- Case 44 is linked to Cases 13 and 26;
- Case 72 is linked to Cases 59 and 79;
- Case 50 is linked to Cases 55, 65 and 77;
- Case 75 is linked to Case 41;
- Case 86 is linked to Case 82; and
- Case 96 is linked to Case 94.
Contact tracing is underway for the other 10 locally transmitted cases to establish any links to previous cases or travel history to mainland China, Daegu or Cheongdo.
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 28 February 2020, 12 pm, MOH has identified 2,940 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 191 are currently quarantined, and 2,749 have completed their quarantine.
At least 82,000 people have now been infected in China and around the world with a death toll of more than 3,000 that is mainly concentrated in China, Wuhan where the virus originated from.