As of Monday noon (11 Jan), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 22 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 58,929.
Amongst the new cases today, 21 are asymptomatic and were detected from screening and surveillance, while 1 was 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 22 imported cases, 2 (Cases 59184 and 59185) are Singaporeans and 2 (Cases 59171 and 59183) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India.
3 (Cases 59169, 59178 and 59182) are Dependant’s Pass holders who arrived from India and the UAE.
1 (Case 59181) is a Student’s Pass holder who arrived from Indonesia.
10 are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, India and Indonesia, of whom 2 (Cases 59189 and 59190) are foreign domestic workers.
1 (Case 59175) is a Long-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India.
3 (Cases 59172, 59173 and 59191) are Short-Term Visit Pass holders. Cases 59172 and 59191 arrived from the US and India respectively to visit their family members who are Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents. Case 59173 arrived from India to visit her son who is studying in Singapore.
Cases 59176 and 59180 are sea crew who worked onboard bunker tanker NewOcean 6. They had been identified as close contacts of Case 58812, a ship crew who arrived from Indonesia onboard NewOcean 6 on 17 December 2020. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 30 December.
They were placed on quarantine on 31 December 2020 and were tested during quarantine and confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 10 January.
Case 59170 is a Work Permit holder who arrived from Bangladesh on 14 December 2020 and served SHN at a dedicated facility until 28 December. His swab done on 24 December during SHN was negative for COVID-19, and another swab taken as part of Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) on 6 January was also negative.
However, another test on 8 January came back positive for COVID-19 infection. His polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test yielded a very high Ct value, which is indicative of a low viral load. His serological test result has also come back positive.
Given that these indicate a likely past infection, the authority has classified this case as imported. He is likely to be shedding minute fragments of the virus RNA, which are no longer transmissible and infective to others.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
32 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,668 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. 165 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.