As of Friday (10 April 2020), 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 198 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
There are no imported cases, 98 cases linked to known clusters, 29 cases that are linked to other cases and 71 cases that are untraceable.
Among the linked cases, 79 cases were linked to clusters at foreign worker dormitories and 48 were linked to non-dormitory clusters or other cases.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 infection to 2,108 cases.
Also three additional clusters reported today.
- New cluster at a dormitory at 31 Sungei Kadut Avenue.
- New cluster at the ICA Building (10 Kallang Road).
- New cluster at a renovation site at the National University Hospital (5 Lower Kent Ridge Road).
- S11 Dormitory @ Punggol (2 Seletar North Link) – 306 confirmed cases
- Westlite Toh Guan dormitory (18 Toh Guan Road East) – 69 confirmed cases
- Toh Guan Dormitory (19A Toh Guan Road East) – 34 confirmed cases
- Sungei Tengah Lodge (500 Old Choa Chu Kang Road) – 55 confirmed cases
- Tampines Dormitory (2 Tampines Place) – 49 cases
- Cochrane Lodge I (51 Admiralty Road West) – 15 confirmed cases
- Cochrane Lodge II (49 Admiralty Road West) – 7 confirmed cases
- 55 Sungei Kadut Loop – 7 confirmed cases
- Shaw Lodge – 7 confirmed cases
- 31 Sungei Kadut Avenue – 4 confirmed cases
Cases from the public healthcare sector
Cases 1842 and 1962 are both 26-year-old female Singapore Citizens who have no recent travel history to affected countries or regions and are close contacts.
Case 1842 reported onset of symptoms on 8 April and subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 9 April. Case 1962 reported onset of symptoms on 7 April and was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 10 April. They are currently warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).
Both cases are doctors at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Prior to hospital admission, they had gone to work but only had transient contact with patients.
Case 1943 is a 35-year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. She reported onset of symptoms on 4 April, and subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 9 April. She is currently warded in an isolation room at Sengkang General Hospital.
She is employed as a Patient Service Associate at Hougang Polyclinic but had not gone to work since onset of symptoms.
7th death reported
MOH reports Case 987 as the 7th seventh death in its report.
Case 987 was a 86 year old female from the Lee Ah Mooi Home cluster, who has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 9 April 2020 night.
She was admitted to NCID on 1 April and was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on the same day. NCID has reached out to her family and is extending assistance to them.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
To date, a total of 492 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
Of the 875 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital, most are stable or improving.
32 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
734 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.
Seven 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. As a precautionary measure, close contacts of the confirmed cases 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 10 April 2020, 12pm, MOH has identified 22,674 close contacts who have been quarantined. Of these, 7,723 are currently quarantined, and 14,951 have completed their quarantine.