As of Wednesday noon (16 Dec), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 infection.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 58,353.
Amongst the new cases today, 10 are asymptomatic and were detected from screening and surveillance, while 2 were symptomatic.
All of the new cases are imported cases, who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.
Amongst the 12 imported cases, 2 (Cases 58570 and 58573) are Singaporeans and 2 (Cases 58577 and 58578) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from Indonesia, Australia, the Philippines and India.
Another 4 (Cases 58571, 58579, 58580 and 58581) are Work Permit holders currently employed in Singapore who arrived from India, Myanmar and Indonesia.
There are 2 Dependant’s Pass holders (Cases 58575 and 58576) who arrived from the UAE and India, and a Long-Term Visit Pass holder (Case 58569) who arrived from India.
The remaining case (Case 58574) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who is here to visit his Singaporean spouse.
There are no new cases linked to 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, 58,238 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 25 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 61 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.