As of Saturday noon (5 Dec), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 infection.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 58,255.
Amongst the new cases today, 10 are asymptomatic and were detected from screening and surveillance, while 3 were symptomatic.
There is one case in the community, who had already been placed on quarantine earlier. There are no new cases in the dormitories.
Amongst the 12 imported cases, 2 (Cases 58459 and 58465) are Singaporeans who returned from the US and Indonesia, and 4 (Cases 58460, 58462, 58469 and 58470) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from the US, India and Indonesia.
Another 4 (Cases 58464, 58467, 58471 and 58472) are Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Indonesia and the Philippines. The remaining cases are a Dependant’s Pass holder (Case 58466) who arrived from Nepal and a Short-Term Visit Pass holder (Case 58463) who arrived from Indonesia to visit her relatives who are Singaporeans.
Case 58465 is a Singaporean who had travelled to Indonesia under the Business Travel Pass. He had undergone a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test upon return to Singapore on 28 November, and self-isolated while waiting for his test result. His test came back negative but he developed symptoms on 2 December and was tested for COVID-19 when he sought medical treatment at a General Practitioner clinic.
He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 4 December and is currently isolated at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases. Prior to hospitalisation, he had gone to work at ASL Shipyard Pte Ltd (19 Pandan Road), but had not interacted with his colleagues. His serological test has come back negative, which indicates a likely current infection. All his identified close contacts have been isolated and placed on quarantine.
All the other 11 imported cases had already been placed on SHN or isolated upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN or during isolation.
There are no new cases linked to 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, 58,158 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 26 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 42 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.