Covid-19: Case 82 was originally warded in Ng Teng Fong for dengue

The general ward has been disinfected.

Tanya Ong | February 19, 08:15 pm


There are three new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Singapore.

3 new cases of Covid-19 in S’pore, 5 more patients discharged

The total number of cases in Singapore stands at 84.

Among them is a 57-year-old female Singapore citizen with no recent travel history to China.

Warded for dengue

She is currently warded in an isolation room at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH). Prior to hospital admission, she had mostly stayed at her home at Jurong West Street 41.

She had reported onset of symptoms on Feb. 9 and had sought treatment at Jurong Polyclinic on Feb. 10 as well as a general practitioner (GP) clinic on Feb. 12.

On Feb. 13, she went to the emergency department at NTFGH, and was admitted as a dengue patient in a general ward on Feb. 15.

She later tested positive for the Covid-19 infection on Feb. 18, and was subsequently transferred to an isolation room.

Contact tracing for those in ward

All patients who shared the same room as her while she was in a general ward have been transferred to single rooms.

They have also been tested for COVID-19 infection, and the results are pending. So far, none of them have any respiratory symptoms.

Contact tracing of NTFGH staff who had been in contact with the case is underway. The room has also been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

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