As of Saturday noon (28 Nov), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 infection.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 58,205.
All new cases today are asymptomatic and were detected from screening and surveillance.
There is 1 case in the community today who is currently unlinked. Case 58412 is a Singaporean who is a stallholder selling mutton at Tekka Market. She is asymptomatic and was detected from community surveillance testing of stallholders in and around Tekka Centre on 26 November.
She was conveyed to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases the next day when her test result came back positive. Her serological test result is also positive, which indicates likely past infection.
She works with a co-worker at her stall at Tekka Market and stays at Yishun Street 22 with her husband, who has been working at Mustafa Centre for the past few years. She regularly visits her children who stay at Bishan Street 13 and Tampines Street 86.
Another five cases are imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
Amongst the 5 imported cases, 4 are currently employed in Singapore. Of these, 2 (Cases 58410 and 58414) are Work Pass holders who arrived from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and 2 (Cases 58413 and 58415) are Work Permit holders who arrived from Malaysia and Indonesia. The remaining case (Case 58411) is a Dependant’s Pass holder who arrived from Saudi Arabia.
There are no new cases linked to existing or new clusters today.
29th death due to COVID-19
Case 58343, a 68-year-old male Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 27 November 2020.
He had travelled to Indonesia on 10 March for work, and returned to Singapore on 17 November after experiencing shortness of breath since 11 November, and had been admitted to a hospital upon arrival in Singapore.
He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 18 November and had a past history of hypertension and heart disease. The cause of death as determined by the pathologist is ischaemic heart disease with COVID-19. The National University Hospital has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
8 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,119 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 32 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 25 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.
29 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.