4 new cases of Covid-19 in S’pore & 5 more patients discharged, 2 work in hospitals

More new discharged patients than new confirmed cases for the second day in a row.

Martino Tan| Joshua Lee| February 18, 08:03 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed four more cases of Covid-19, on Feb. 18, 2020.

21 of the confirmed cases are linked to the Grace Assembly of God, making them one of the largest Covid-19 clusters.

Of these, three are Singaporean citizens and one is a Malaysian national who is a Singapore work pass holder.

All four cases have no recent history to China.

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 81.

Five more cases of Covid-19 infection have been discharged from hospital today (Cases 5, 8, 21, 38 and 76).

In all, 29 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from the hospital.

Case 78

Case 78 is a 57-year-old female Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to China. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). She is linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God.

She reported onset of symptoms on Feb. 9 and had sought treatment at two general practitioner (GP) clinics on Feb. 10 and 17. She was conveyed to NCID on Feb. 17. Subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on the same day.

Prior to hospital admission, she had gone to work at a VWO-run community hospital. She performs an administrative function at the community hospital, and had not interacted with patients since onset of symptoms. She stays at the Dairy Farm area.

Case 79

Case 79 is a 35-year-old female Malaysian national who is a Singapore WorkPass holder, and has no recent travel history to China. She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. She is a family member of Case 72.

She reported onset of symptoms on Feb. 12.

As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 72, she was placed under home quarantine from Feb. 15. She was conveyed to NCID via an ambulance on Feb. 17. Subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection the same day.

Before she was served a Quarantine Order, she had gone to work at FoodXchange @ Admiralty (8A Admiralty Street). Her job function at FoodXchange does not entail handling of food. She stays at Woodlands Crescent.

Case 80

Case 80 is a 38-year-old female Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to China. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on Feb. 18 and is currently warded in an isolation room at the National University Hospital (NUH). She is linked to Case 66.

She works at NUH in an administrative function, and had not interacted with patients since onset of symptoms.

Case 81

Case 81 is a 50-year-old male Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history

to China.

He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on Feb. 18 and he is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

He is linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God.

Top photo via Grace Assembly of God website and World Children Cancer website.