The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced four more cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore that have been confirmed and verified as of 29 February 2020, 12pm. According to MOH, these four new cases are linked to the cluster at Wizlearn Technologies Pte Ltd.

This brings the total number of infection cases to 102 so far.

About the confirmed cases

Case 99 is a 27 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 the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). He is linked to the cluster at Wizlearn Technologies Pte Ltd.

He reported onset of symptoms on 21 February. He had sought treatment at a general practitioner (GP) clinic on 25 February, and Pioneer Polyclinic on 28 February. As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 93, he was referred by MOH to NCID on 28 February and immediately isolated. Subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 28 February afternoon.

Prior to hospital admission, he had mostly stayed at his home at Jurong West Street 81.

Case 100 is a 20 year-old male Malaysian national, 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 the cluster at Wizlearn Technologies Pte Ltd.

He reported onset of symptoms on 27 February and had sought treatment at a GP clinic on 28 February. As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 93, he was referred by MOH to NCID on 28 February and immediately isolated. Subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 28 February afternoon.

Prior to hospital admission, he had mostly stayed at his home at Holland Avenue.

Case 101 is a 61 year-old male Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to China, Daegu and Cheongdo. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 29 February morning and is currently warded in an isolation room at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH). He is linked to Case 93.

Case 102 is a 41 year-old female Filipino national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder, and has no recent travel history to China, Daegu and Cheongdo. She is Case 101’s foreign domestic worker. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 29 February morning and is currently warded in an isolation room at NTFGH.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

To date, a total of 72 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospital. Of the 30 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. Seven 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 29 February 2020, 12pm, MOH has identified 3,033 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 269 are currently quarantined, and 2,764 have completed their quarantine.

So far, over 85,000 have been infected in China and around the world with a death toll of over 2,900. Infected cases have also spiked in South Korea, Japan, Italy and Iran.

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