Covid-19: 28-year-old mother & 6-month-old baby still not discharged

Six out of nine people from the Yong Thai Hang cluster have recovered from Covid-19.

Julia Yeo | February 21, 08:57 pm


Six out of nine confirmed Covid-19 cases from the Yong Thai Hang cluster have been discharged from hospital, as of Friday, Feb. 21.

Mother and son still in isolation

Currently, the three remaining in isolation are cases including a 28-year-old woman, her six-month-old son, and her colleague at the Chinese health products shop.

The woman was confirmed on Feb. 3 and her son was confirmed to be infected two days later.

The woman is isolated in Singapore General Hospital (SGH), while her son is warded in an isolation room at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH).

Both of them have been hospitalised for around two weeks.

Her husband, who was previously infected, was one of the 10 patients who have been discharged from the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) today (Feb. 21).

They were the first family in Singapore to be infected by Covid-19 through local transmission.

The woman previously said in an interview with Shin Min Daily News that she was guilty about passing the virus to her family members.

Infection traced back to tour group who visited Yong Thai Hang

According to MOH, the cases could be traced to contact with a tour group from Guangxi comprising of 20 tourists.

They visited Singapore from Jan. 22 to 23, two days before Chinese New Year. They returned on Jan. 27 (transit from 3am to 6am).

Chinese health authorities confirmed that the two travellers from the group were also infected with Covid-19.

Top image via Andrew Koay and KKH’s Facebook

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