As of Wednesday noon (9 Dec), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 infection.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 58,291.
Amongst the new cases today, 5 are asymptomatic and were detected from screening and surveillance, while 1 was symptomatic.
There are no new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection.
All of the new cases are imported cases, who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
Amongst the 6 imported cases, 1 (Case 58505) is a Singaporean and 2 (Cases 58506 and 58509) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from Indonesia and India respectively.
Another 3 (Cases 58507, 58508 and 58510) are Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from Indonesia.
There are no new cases linked to clusters today.
Update on case from Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas
An 83-year-old male Singaporean onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas tested positive for COVID-19 infection this morning and was immediately isolated.
He had reported to the medical centre with diarrhoea, and as part of the protocols was tested for COVID-19 using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test equipment onboard the ship. His original sample has since been re-tested at the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), and has come back negative for COVID-19 infection. A second fresh sample tested by NPHL has also come back negative. NPHL will conduct another test tomorrow to confirm his COVID-19 status.
In the meantime, all the identified close contacts of the case have been isolated as a precautionary measure. As part of the routine post-arrival protocols, all passengers will undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing before they are allowed to leave the terminal at Marina Bay Cruise Centre.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
6 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,182 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 20 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 60 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.