As of 2 March 2020, 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified two more cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore. Of these, one is linked to the cluster at Wizlearn Technologies Pte Ltd while the other is linked to a previous case.
This brings the total number of cases to 108 so far.
About the confirmed cases
Case 107 is a 68-year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to China, Daegu and Cheongdo but had been in Jakarta, Indonesia from 11 February to 14 February. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). She is linked to Case 94.
Case 108 is a 34-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 a foreign domestic worker employed by Case 101 and works in the same household as Case 102. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 2 March morning and is currently warded in an isolation room at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.
Case 106 (Announced on 1 March)
Case 106 is a 54-year-old male Japanese national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder and has no recent travel history to China, Daegu and Cheongdo, or to Japan. He is currently warded in an isolation room at Changi General Hospital (CGH). He is linked to the cluster at Wizlearn Technologies Pte Ltd.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
To date, a total of 78 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from the hospital. Of the 30 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital, most are stable or improving. Six 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.
- 12 of the confirmed cases (Cases 93, 95, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 and 108) 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 107 is linked to Cases 94 and 96.
Contact tracing is underway for the other 11 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 2 March 2020, 12 pm, MOH has identified 3,140 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 335 are currently quarantined, and 2,805 have completed their quarantine.
At least 87,000 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.