As of Thursday noon (19 Nov), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 infection.

This brings the total number of infection cases to 58,139.

There are no new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection.

All of the four new cases are imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

Amongst the new cases today, 3 are asymptomatic and were detected from screening and surveillance, while 1 was symptomatic.

Amongst the 4 imported cases, 1 (Case 58343) is a Singaporean and another (Case 58344) is a Singapore Permanent Resident who returned from Indonesia and India respectively.

Another case (Case 58346) is a Work Permit holder currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Indonesia. The remaining case (Case 58342) is a Special Pass holder who arrived from Montenegro to board a ship docked here as a crew member.

According to the ministry, Case 58343 has been experiencing shortness of breath since 11 November but had declared that he did not have any of the specified symptoms, including shortness of breath, in his health declaration form submitted for immigration clearance on 17 November.

“Investigations are ongoing to assess if there has been any breach of our travel requirements,” the ministry stated, noting that it urges everyone to continue to exercise social responsibility and will not hesitate to take enforcement actions against those who breach the rules.

There are no new cases linked to existing or new clusters today.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

6 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,052 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 28 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 1 is in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 31 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19.

28 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

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