11th, 12th & 13th cases of Wuhan virus confirmed in S’pore

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Nyi Nyi Thet | January 30, 2020, 09:00 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed three new cases, making them the 11th, 12th and 13th people to be infected by the Wuhan novel coronavirus in Singapore.

MOH said that the three patients, not related to each other, are Chinese nationals from Wuhan.

11th confirmed case

MOH said that it confirmed the 11th case of the novel coronavirus infection at 11pm on Jan. 29, 2020.

The 31-year-old female Chinese national from Wuhan arrived in Singapore on January 22.

She was a travelling companion of the fourth confirmed case.

She developed symptoms on Jan. 27, and was admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), where she is currently warded in an isolation room.

12th confirmed case

The 12th case is a 37-year-old female Chinese national from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore with her family on Jan. 22. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the NCID.

She had no symptoms on her flight to Singapore. But developed symptoms on January 26. She took a taxi to Tan Tock Seng Hospital on 29 January, and was classified as a suspect case and immediately isolated at NCID.

Subsequent test results confirmed Wuhan coronavirus infection on January 29 at about 11pm.

The lady had stayed at Village Hotel Sentosa (10 Artillery Avenue), Hotel 81 Princess (21 Lorong 12 Geylang) and Home Suite View Hotel (12 Lorong 12 Geylang).

She also showed no symptoms on her flight to Singapore.

13th case

The 13th case is a 73-year-old female Chinese national who arrived in Singapore from Wuhan with her family on January 21.

She tested positive for the infection on January 30 at about 2pm.

She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID and her condition is stable.

Update on previous confirmed and suspect cases.

The previous ten patients with confirmed cases of the virus are not critically ill, and most are improving.

As of 30 January, 12:00pm, 164 of the suspect cases have tested negative for the Wuhan coronavirus, and 13 have tested positive.

Test results for the remaining 49 cases are pending.

Top image from Hotel 81 and NCID website.