It was reported in Straits Times that an 8-year-old American girl was among the two imported coronavirus patients announced by the Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday (28 Jul). She is a Dependant’s Pass (DP) holder and had arrived from India earlier.
The other is an Indian national who holds a work pass (EP/SP). He had also arrived from India earlier. Both had been placed on 14-day stay-home notices upon arrival.
As of yesterday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases had climbed to 51,197. A total of 185 patients remain in hospital, while 5,092 are recuperating in community facilities.
Number of imported cases trending upwards
Since the Phase 2 Re-opening in Singapore on 19 Jun, there had been a total of 107 imported coronavirus cases as of yesterday. The figures were tabulated from Annex C of the daily reports found on MOH website.
The number of imported cases has been trending upwards since Phase 2 Re-opening as more people are returning back to Singapore.
On Monday (27 Jul), 15 imported cases were reported, hitting a double-digit figure for the first time — a new high since Phase 2 Re-opening.
The people coming back to Singapore included:
- Singapore Citizens
- Permanent Residents
- Dependant’s Pass holders
- Employment Pass holders
- S-Pass holders
- Long-Term Visit Pass holders
- Short-Term Visit Pass holders
- Student Pass holders
- Special Pass holders
- Work Permit holders
Most of the imported cases since Phase 2 Re-opening came from people returning to Singapore from India and Philippines. There were 62 (58%) from India and 23 (21%) from the Philippines.
And among the people returning from India during this period, their breakdown is as follow:
As more people are returning back to Singapore from abroad in the coming weeks, it’s a matter of time when the record number of double-digit figure of 15 imported cases will be broken.