MOH confirms 10 new cases of COVID-19; Total tally at 58,519

As of Saturday (26 December), 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 infection.

This brings the total number of infection cases to 58,519.

All new cases today are asymptomatic and were detected from screening and surveillance.

All cases are imported, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

Amongst the 10 imported cases, 2 (Cases 58756 and 58760) are Singaporeans who returned from the UK. Another 2 (Cases 58750 and 58751) are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh and India. In addition, there are 3 (Cases 58752, 58753 and 58759) Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from India.

The remaining cases are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Cases 58754 and 58758 are relatives of Singaporeans who arrived from Qatar and India respectively. Case 58757 is a caregiver to an individual who was already receiving medical care in Singapore and had returned for further treatment.

Case 58754 served SHN at Mandarin Orchard Singapore before he was transferred to another dedicated facility on 20 December when MOH commenced investigations into 13 previously reported cases who had served SHN at Mandarin Orchard Singapore between 22 October and 11 November 2020. He was swabbed on 19 December and 21 December and his test results were negative for COVID-19 infection. His swab on 24 December at the end of SHN came back positive, and his serological test result is negative. Investigations are ongoing to assess if he could be linked to the 13 cases.

There are no new cases linked to clusters today.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

10 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,362 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 37 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 91 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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