As of Monday noon (4 Jan), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 24 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 58,721.
All new cases today are asymptomatic, and were detected from screening and surveillance.
All of the new cases are imported cases, who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.
Amongst the 24 imported cases, 1 (Case 58961) is a Singaporean who returned from the US.
2 (Cases 58949 and 58972) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from India.
2 (Cases 58956 and 58968) are Work Pass holders who arrived from India.
18 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Indonesia and India, of whom 15 (Cases 58951, 58952, 58953, 58954, 58955, 58959, 58960, 58962, 58963, 58964, 58965, 58966, 58967, 58970 and 58971) are foreign domestic workers.
1 (Case 58969) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from Romania to board a ship docked here as a crew member.
Case 58973 is a ship crew who had boarded a vessel on 1 November 2020 in Indonesia. On 31 December, he was placed on quarantine as he had been identified as a close contact of a previously reported case (Case 58812) who is a crew member of the same vessel.
Case 58973 was conveyed to a government quarantine facility on 2 January, and tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 3 January. Prior to that, he had not disembarked from the vessel. All the remaining crew members of the vessel have been placed on quarantine since 31 December.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
10 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,497 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 67 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 1 is in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 128 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.