As of Thursday noon (18 Feb), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 11 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 59,832.
All of the new cases today are imported cases, who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
“Of these, 4 arrived in Singapore before the requirement for mandatory on-arrival serology tests commenced, and 6 are not required to undergo these tests upon arrival,” said MOH.
The Ministry will share further updates in its press release tonight.
MOH to exclude those who have recovered from an old COVID-19 infection in daily count
From 5 February, newly arrived Work Permit and S Pass holders in the Construction, Marine and Process (CMP) sectors, foreign domestic workers, and confinement nannies who have recent travel history to higher-risk countries and regions are progressively required to undergo mandatory on-arrival polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serology tests.
“These have enabled us to quickly identify persons who have recovered from an old COVID-19 infection, and are no longer infective to others by the time they arrived in Singapore, and to exclude them from our daily case count,” said MOH on Tuesday (16 Feb).