The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced three new cases of Covid-19 today (February 22), bringing the total number of reported cases in Singapore to 89.
Another two cases have been discharged. The total number of discharged cases is now 49.
To date, 40 cases remain hospitalised. Of these, most are stable or improving, according to MOH. Five are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
Case 87 is a 32-year-old male Singapore Citizen who was among the group of Singaporeans who were evacuated from Wuhan on February 9.
He was without symptoms when he boarded the flight and was put under quarantine upon landing in Singapore.
He is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).
He is linked to Case 76.
He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on February 21 afternoon.
Case 88 is a 30-year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to China. She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. She is linked to Case 66.
She reported onset of symptoms on 16 February and had sought treatment at a general practitioner (GP) clinic on February 17.
As she had been identified as a contact of Case 66, she was referred by MOH to NCID on February 21.
Subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on February 21 afternoon.
Prior to hospital admission, she had mostly stayed at her home at Hougang Street 91.
Case 89 is a 41-year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who has no recent travel history to China.
He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on February 22 morning.
He is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.
5 clusters identified in Singapore
To date, MOH with the help of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) has identified five clusters. They are:
- The Life Church and Missions Singapore
- Yong Thai Hang medical hall
- Grand Hyatt Singapore
- Seletar Aerospace Heights
- Grace Assembly of God
On Thursday (Feb. 20), Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen revealed that a 39-year-old Bangladeshi worker linked to the Seletar Aerospace Heights cluster is in critical condition and has not been responding to the medication.