340 More Cases Discharged, 169 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed

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     Since 3 July 2020, 12 pm, the Ministry of Wellness (MOH) has actually confirmed and also confirmed an extra 169 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore. The malfunction is as adheres to: 

a) Imported cases: 3 (3 Singaporeans/Permanent Homeowners)

All 3 imported cases (Cases 44350, 44351 and also 44352) went back to Singapore from India on 21 June2020 They had actually been  positioned on Stay-Home Notification upon arrival in Singapore, and also were shared in devoted transportation to SHN centers to start their 14- day seclusion. They are asymptomatic, and also had actually been checked while offering their SHN. 

b) Cases in the area: 11 ( 3 Singaporeans/Permanent Homeowners, 3 Job Pass owners, 5 Job Authorization owners)

Of the 11 cases in the area, 5 had actually been gotten as an outcome of our positive security and also testing, and also 5 had actually currently been positioned on quarantine previously. 

9 of the area cases today are connected to previous cases or collections. Among them, 6 (Cases 44368, 44405, 44440, 44441, 44443 and also 44444) had actually been recognized as get in touches with of formerly confirmed cases, and also had actually currently been quarantined previously. They were checked throughout quarantine to confirm their standing. The continuing to be 3 cases (Cases 44404, 44407 and also 44511) are asymptomatic, and also were spotted as component of our positive testing of people operating at dorm rooms (Situation 44404) or in crucial solutions (Cases 44407 and also 44511). 

2 of the area cases are presently unlinked. Of these, 1 (Cases 44406) was proactively swabbed as he operates in crucial solutions, although he is asymptomatic. Epidemiological examinations are recurring for the continuing to be situation (Situation 44366), that had actually been checked under our boosted area screening after being detected with intense respiratory system infection.

Besides the polymerase domino effect (PCR) examination, we likewise carried out serological examinations to figure out if several of these cases are present or previous infections. [1] The serological examination results for 4 cases (Cases 44368, 44404, 44444 and also 44511) have actually returned favorable, which show most likely past infections. The examination results for the continuing to be cases are pending. 

General, the variety of new cases in the area has actually boosted, from approximately 5 cases daily in the week in the past, to approximately 9 daily in the previous week. The variety of unlinked cases in the area has actually likewise boosted, from approximately 2 cases daily in the week in the past, to approximately 4 daily in the previous week. We will certainly remain to very closely check these numbers, along with the cases spotted with our security program.

c) Cases staying in dorm rooms: 155

We remain to get cases among Job Authorization owners staying in dorm rooms, consisting of in factory-converted dorm rooms, due to substantial screening in these facilities, as component of our procedure to confirm and also evaluate the standing of all employees. 

2.    Information of these fads can be located in MOH’& rsquo; s day-to-day scenario Record (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report). Please describe Annex A for the recap of the confirmed cases. 

3.     Of the new cases, 98% are connected to recognized collections, while the remainder are pending call mapping. 

4.      We introduced the other day that MOH has actually positioned 58 homes staying at Block 111 Tampines Road 11 under energetic phone security and also is helping with COVID-19 screening for them and also their site visitors. This is a preventive action after MOH had actually spotted 9 confirmed cases from 2 homes staying at the block. As these homes and also site visitors are not close get in touches with of the confirmed cases, they are evaluated to have a reduced danger of being contaminated. Of the 85 examinations that have actually been finished thus far, all the outcomes have actually returned unfavorable for COVID-19 

Hyperlinks in between previous cases located

5.    In the previous week (26 June to 2 July), MOH has actually discovered web links for 12 formerly unlinked cases. 

6.     More epidemiological examinations and also call mapping have actually discovered web links in between formerly introduced and also new cases. Please describe Annex B and also Annex C for information. 

Update on problem of confirmed cases

7.      340 more cases of COVID-19 infection have actually been discharged from health centers or area seclusion centers. In all, 39,769 have actually completely recuperated from the infection and also have actually been discharged from health centers or area treatment centers. 

8.     There are presently 223 confirmed cases that are still in medical facility. Of these, many are secure or boosting, and also 1 remains in important problem in the critical care unit. 4,461 are separated and also looked after at area centers. These are those that have moderate signs and symptoms, or are scientifically well however still examination favorable for COVID-19 26 have actually died from problems because of COVID-19 infection. 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS
3 JULY 2020

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[1] Cases whose serological examinations declare are most likely to have a previous infection, and also might be dropping minute pieces of the infection RNA chosen by the PCR examination, which were no more transmissible and also infective to others.