MOH confirms 8 new cases of COVID-19; Total tally at 58,213

MOH confirms 8 new cases of COVID-19; Total tally at 58,213

As of Sunday noon (29 Nov), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 infection.

This brings the total number of infection cases to 58,213.

There is one new case of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection.

Amongst the new cases today, 5 are asymptomatic and were detected from screening and surveillance, while 3 were symptomatic.

There is 1 case in the community today who is currently unlinked. Case 58424 is a Work Permit holder from India who works as a warehouse assistant. He is asymptomatic and was detected from community surveillance testing of stallholders in and around Tekka Centre on 26 November.

He was conveyed to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases when his test came back positive for COVID-19 infection on 27 November. His serological test result is also positive, which indicates likely past infection.

His work entails stocktaking at warehouses located at Cuff Road, and delivery of goods to Jothi Store and Flower Shop (1 Campbell Lane). He does not interact with customers at the store. He usually works with a warehouse assistant at the warehouses, who was also swabbed on 26 November and has tested negative for COVID-19 infection. He resides at Cuff Road with 2 other migrant workers, who have both similarly tested negative for COVID-19 infection.

In addition, there are seven imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

Amongst the 7 imported cases, 1 (Case 58416) is a Long-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from Russia and another (Case 58421) is a Student’s Pass holder who arrived from India.

Another 3 (Cases 58417, 58422 and 58423) are Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Indonesia.

The remaining cases are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Case 58418 is an engineer who arrived from Malta on a work project in Singapore, and Case 58419 arrived from Belarus to participate in a mixed martial arts sporting event as a cornerman.

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

Update on condition of confirmed cases

5 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,124 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 31 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 29 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.


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