As of 8 April 2020, 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 142 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
The breakdown is as follows:
- Imported Cases: 2
- Linked to known clusters: 55
- Linked to other cases: 13
- Pending contact tracing: 72
Among the linked cases, 40 cases were linked to clusters at foreign worker dormitories and 28 were linked to non-dormitory clusters.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 infection to 1,623 cases.
Today’s figures mark the highest increase of daily cases since January this year and the highest number of unlinked cases.
- S11 Dormitory @ Punggol (2 Seletar North Link) – 115 confirmed cases now.
- Westlite Toh Guan dormitory (18 Toh Guan Road East) – 38 confirmed cases now.
- Toh Guan Dormitory (19A Toh Guan Road East) – 23 confirmed cases now.
- Sungei Tengah Lodge (500 Old Choa Chu Kang Road) – 29 confirmed cases now.
- Tampines Dormitory (2 Tampines Place) – 21 cases now.
- Cochrane Lodge I (51 Admiralty Road West) – 7 confirmed cases
- Cochrane Lodge II (49 Admiralty Road West) – 6 confirmed cases now
Cases from public healthcare sector
Case 1466 is a 31-year-old male Indian national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder and has no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. He reported onset of symptoms on 5 April, and subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 7 April. He is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.
He is employed as a technician at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital but had not gone to work since onset of symptoms.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
To date, a total of 406 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
Of the 669 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital, most are stable or improving.
29 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
542 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, Mount Alvernia Hospital and the Community Isolation Facility at D’Resort NTUC.
Six have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.
Case 1604, a 32-year-old male Indian national who was a Long Term Pass holder, had been swabbed at NCID for COVID-19 on 7 April and was advised to stay at home, pending the test result. His chest X-ray indicated he did not have pneumonia. He passed away at his residence on 8 April and was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection after his demise. Investigations are ongoing to establish the cause of death.
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 8 April 2020, 12 pm, MOH has identified 19,444 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 5,665 are currently quarantined, and 13,779 have completed their quarantine.