Covid-19: 4 new cases in S'pore on Mar. 1, 3 linked to Wizlearn cluster

Contact tracing is underway.

Syahindah Ishak | Mandy How | March 01, 2020, 08:05 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed four new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore on Mar. 1, 2020.

This brings the total number of cases to 106.

Of these, three are linked to the cluster at Wizlearn Technologies Pte Ltd.

So far, 11 of the confirmed cases (Cases 93, 95, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104 and 105) are linked to Wizlearn Technologies Pte Ltd.

Contact tracing is underway for the remaining case to establish any links to previous cases or travel history to China, Daegu, and Cheongdo.

Two more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospital today (Cases 54 and 60).

In all, 74 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospital.

Seven are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Case 103

Case 103 is a 37 year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to China, Daegu and Cheongdo.

However, she had been to Batam from Feb. 21 Feb. 23 and is linked to Case 101, who was also in Batam during those dates.

In addition, she is a family member of Case 93.

As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 93 and had reported not having any recent illness, she was issued a home quarantine order on Feb. 26.

On Feb. 29, she revealed that she had onset of symptoms on Feb. 20 and had sought treatment at a general practitioner (GP) clinic on Feb. 25.

She was immediately conveyed to NCID in an ambulance and was isolated.

Subsequent test results confirmed Covid-19 infection on Sunday (Mar. 1) morning.

She is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

Prior to hospital admission, she had gone to work at Asia Asset Recovery located at Bukit Batok Industrial Park A.

She stays at Bukit Batok Street 31.

Case 104

Case 104 is a 25 year-old female Myanmar national who has no recent travel history to China, Daegu and Cheongdo.

However, she had also been to Batam from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23.

She is a foreign domestic worker employed by Case 103.

She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 93 and had reported not having any recent illness, she was issued a home quarantine order on Feb. 26.

On Feb. 29, she revealed that she had onset of symptoms on Feb. 23.

She was immediately conveyed to NCID in an ambulance and was isolated.

Subsequent test results confirmed Covid-19 infection on Sunday (Mar. 1) morning.

Prior to hospital admission, she had mostly stayed at home at Bukit Batok Street 31.

Case 105

Case 105 is a 49 year-old male Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to China, Daegu and Cheongdo.

He is linked to the Wizlearn Technologies cluster.

As he is linked to the cluster at Wizlearn Technologies and had reported not having any recent illness, he was issued a home quarantine order on Feb. 27.

On Feb. 29, he revealed that he had onset of symptoms on Feb. 26 and had sought treatment at a GP clinic on the same day.

He was immediately conveyed to NCID in an ambulance and was isolated.

Subsequent test results confirmed Covid-19 infection on Sunday (Mar. 1) morning.

He is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Prior to hospital admission, he had attended a business meeting at Toa Payoh Hub (490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh) with Case 95.

He stays at Upper Bukit Timah Road.

Case 106

Case 106 is a 54 year-old male Japanese national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder, and has no recent travel history to China, Daegu and Cheongdo.

He was confirmed to have Covid-19 infection on Sunday (Mar. 1) morning.

He is currently isolated at NCID.

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