As of 28 March 2020, 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 70 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, of which 41 are imported and 29 are local cases who have no recent travel history abroad.
This makes a total of 802 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore till date.
- The 41 imported cases had travel history to Europe, North America, ASEAN and other parts of Asia.
- 15 cases are linked to clusters or previous cases.
- 14 cases are currently unlinked, and contact tracing is ongoing.
To date, a total of 198 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. Of the 420 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital, most are stable or improving.
19 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
182 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and cared for at Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital and the Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC.
Two have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.
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 March 2020, 12 pm, MOH has identified 10,875 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 3,640 are currently quarantined, and 7,235 have completed their quarantine.