Coronavirus: 2 more cases in S'pore, including 2-year-old girl & man on duty during Chingay

Total confirmed cases at 45.

Sulaiman Daud| February 10, 08:21 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Monday, Feb. 10, that there were two new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (nCoV).

This means that the total number of recorded confirmed cases in Singapore now stands at 45.

Case 44

Patient 44 is a 37-year-old male Singaporean, who is currently warded in an isolation room at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

He was on duty at the Chingay 2020 event that was held on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.

He also went to work at the Certis Cisco Centre at Jalan Afifi, prior to being warded.

The 37-year-old had also served Quarantine Orders on two individuals from Wuhan, who subsequently tested positive for the nCoV.

He reported onset of symptoms on Jan. 31, and had sought treatment at a general practitioner clinic on Feb. 2.

He went to KTPH on Feb. 6 where he was immediately isolated and subsequent test results confirmed that he has been infected on Feb. 9.

The patient stays at Sembawang Drive.

Case 45

Patient 45 is a two-year-old female Singaporean who was evacuated from Wuhan, and was asymptomatic on the flight on Jan. 30.

She was referred to KK Women and Childrens' Hospital on Feb. 7 and was subsequently isolated.

She was confirmed on Feb. 10 morning.

Update on previous confirmed cases

Of the remaining 38 patients who are still being treated for the virus, most are stable, or are improving.

Seven remain in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

To date, a total of seven patients have recovered, and have been discharged from hospital, including one who was discharged earlier today (Feb. 10).

MOH said that the latest discharged patient is the 11th confirmed case, a 31-year-old female Chinese national from Wuhan. She was a travelling companion of the fourth confirmed case.

As of Feb. 10, 2020, 12pm, 581 of the suspect cases have tested negative for nCoV, and 45 have tested positive.

Test results for the remaining 39 cases are pending.

Top image from NCID.