S'pore youngest Covid-19 patient, 6-month-old baby, & mother have been discharged

Good news for the family!

Joshua Lee| February 22, 09:16 PM

A 28-year-old mother and her 6-month-old son who were infected with Covid-19 have been discharged today (Feb. 22).

They are Cases 19 and 28, linked to the Yong Thai Hang cluster.

The woman, Case 19, was confirmed on Feb. 3 and her son, Case 28, was confirmed to be infected two days later.

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

Both of them were 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) yesterday (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.

With the two new discharged cases on Feb. 22, eight out of nine patients linked to the Chinese medicine shop are cleared of Covid-19.

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 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 by Andrew Koay.