Covid-19: 1-year-old S'porean baby among new confirmed cases on Feb. 17, 2020

He was evacuated from Wuhan and landed in Singapore on Feb. 9.

Mandy How | February 17, 2020, 08:25 PM

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On Feb. 17, the Ministry of Health announced two new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 77.

Among them is a one-year-old male Singapore Citizen, who was confirmed with the infection on the afternoon of Feb. 16.

He is currently warded in an isolation room at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH).

The baby was among the group of Singaporeans evacuated from Wuhan on Feb. 9.

He was without symptoms when he boarded the flight and was put under quarantine upon landing in Singapore.

All Singaporeans evacuated from Wuhan were tested for COVID-19 as an added precaution.

173 more Singaporeans were on the same flight with the baby:

This is not the youngest Covid-19 patient in Singapore.

A six-month-old baby linked to the Yong Thai Hang had gotten the infection. The boy was the son of a shopkeeper at the Chinese medicine store, a local cluster linked to a Chinese tour group.

It was previously reported that he was doing "well".

Top photo via Scoot and MFA.