As of 2 April 2020, 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 49 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, of which eight are imported and 41 are local cases who have no recent travel history abroad.
This makes a total of 1049 cases of confirmed COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
- The eight imported cases had travel history to Europe, North America, ASEAN and other parts of Asia.
- 26 cases are linked to previous cases or clusters.
- 15 cases are currently unlinked, and contact tracing is ongoing.
Five of the newly confirmed cases (Cases 1001, 1015, 1024, 1026 and 1046) are linked to six previous cases (Cases 616, 788, 866, 908, 911 and 938), forming a new cluster at Mustafa Centre (145 Syed Alwi Road).
Two of the newly confirmed cases (Cases 1009 and 1034) are linked to three previous cases (Cases 869, 900 and 1000), forming a new cluster at a construction site at Maxwell MRT station (50 Neil Road).
Three of the earlier confirmed cases (Cases 878, 898 and 907) have now been linked to a new cluster at Keppel Shipyard (51 Pioneer Sector 1).
Summary of Confirmed Cases
Cases from public healthcare sector
Case 1028 is a 26-year-old female Singapore Citizen who had been in India from 2 March to 18 March. She reported onset of symptoms on 20 March, and subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 1 April afternoon. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).
She is employed as a healthcare attendant at the Institute of Mental Health but had not gone to work since onset of symptoms.
Case 963 (Announced on 1 April) is a 26-year-old male Bangladeshi national who is a Long Term Pass holder with no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. He reported onset of symptoms on 28 March, and subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 31 March afternoon. He is currently warded in an isolation room at Sengkang General Hospital (SKH).
Update on condition of confirmed cases
To date, a total of 266 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
Of the 464 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital, most are stable or improving.
23 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
315 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.
A 68-year-old Indonesian national who tested positive for COVID-19 has died due to complications of the virus early Thursday morning (2 April) at 6.43 am, which makes a total of four cases 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 2 April 2020, 12pm, MOH has identified 14,952 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 5,261 are currently quarantined, and 9,691 have completed their quarantine.