MOH confirms 17 new cases of COVID-19 infection; Total tally at 58,946

MOH confirms 17 new cases of COVID-19 infection; Total tally at 58,946

As of Tuesday noon (12 Jan), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 17 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.

This brings the total number of infection cases to 58,946.

Amongst the new cases today, 16 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 17 imported cases, 1 (Case 59193) is a Singaporean and 2 (Cases 59194 and 59195) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India and the US.

13 are Work Permit holders who arrived from India, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines, of whom 12 (Cases 59192, 59197, 59198, 59199, 59200, 59201, 59202, 59203, 59204, 59205, 59206 and 59207) are foreign domestic workers.

1 (Case 59208) is a sea crew holding a Special Pass who arrived from Japan on board a vessel. He was tested for COVID-19 upon arrival in Singapore, and subsequently conveyed to the hospital when his test came back positive.

Update on condition of confirmed cases

26 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,694 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 53 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. 170 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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