As of 30 March 2020, 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 35 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, of which nine are imported and 26 are local cases who have no recent travel history abroad.
This makes a total of 879 cases of confirmed COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
- The nine imported cases had travel history to Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and ASEAN.
- 12 cases are linked to previous cases or clusters.
- 14 cases are currently unlinked, and contact tracing is ongoing.
Four of the confirmed cases (Cases 826, 829, 852 and 860) are linked to a new cluster at S11 Dormitory at Punggol (2 Seletar North Link).
Seven of the confirmed cases (Cases 439, 678, 793, 818, 848, 864 and 873) are linked to a new cluster at Wilby Residences (25 Wilby Road).
Five of the confirmed cases (Cases 192, 556, 657, 670 and 813) are linked to a new cluster at Hero’s (69 Circular Road).
Summary of new cases
Cases from public healthcare sector
Case 853 is a 20-year-old male Malaysian national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder and had been in Malaysia from 16 March to 17 March. He reported onset of symptoms on 28 March, and subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 29 March afternoon. He is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases.
He is employed as a porter at NCID and had not gone to work after the onset of symptoms.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
To date, a total of 228 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.
228 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.
Three 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 30 March 2020, 12 pm, MOH has identified 12,984 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 4,737 are currently quarantined, and 8,247 have completed their quarantine.