Covid-19: 12 new cases, including cleaner who worked at NTU. 150 cases in total

Update on March 8, 2020.

Andrew Koay | Nyi Nyi Thet | March 08, 2020, 09:02 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 12 new cases of Covid-19 patients in Singapore on Sunday, March 8.

This brings the total numbers of cases to 150.

The total number of discharged patients is 90.

There are now nine people in the ICU.

Nine of the 12 are part of the cluster involving a private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong (333 Boon Lay Way) on February 15.

Case 141 worked at NTU, where he works as a cleaning staff employed by NTU’s cleaning services vendor. He stays at Jurong West Street 64.

Prior to hospital admission, he had gone to work at NTU Innovation Centre (71 Nanyang Drive).

Previous cases and affected RCs

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took to Facebook on Saturday, March 7, to advise his Teck Ghee residents in Ang Mo Kio to cooperate with contact tracers following news of eight new Covid-19 cases.

One of the new Covid-19 cases regularly took part in group activities at Teck Ghee Residents’ Committee Zone J.

MOH said persons in the Safra Jurong cluster on Feb. 15 were involved in singing activities and classes organised by the People’s Association (PA) at several community clubs (CCs) and residents’ committees (RCs).

As a precautionary measure to reduce the transmission of Covid-19, there will be a 14-day suspension of all activities and classes attended by the confirmed cases linked to the Safra Jurong cluster at the affected community clubs and residents’ committees, starting from March 7.

About the confirmed cases

Case 139

Case 139 is a 71-year-old male Singapore citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. He is currently warded in an isolation room at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH).

He is a family member of Cases 140 and 142, both announced today, and is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

He had reported onset of symptoms on Mar. 3, before seeking treatment at a general practitioner (GP) clinic on Mar. 5.

On Mar. 6 he presented at NTFGH with subsequent test results confirming that he had been infected on Mar. 7.

Prior to his admission at NTFGH, he had mostly stayed at his home at Jurong West St 81.

Case 140

Case 140 is a 62-year-old female Singapore citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. She is currently warded in an isolation room at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH).

She is a family member of Cases 139 and 142, both announced today, and is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

She had reported onset of symptoms on Feb. 28, before seeking treatment at a GP clinic on Feb. 29 and Mar. 5.

On Mar. 6 she presented at NTFGH with subsequent test results confirming that she had been infected on Mar. 7.

Prior to her admission at NTFGH, she had gone to work at Random Distributions Pte Ltd at 31 Jurong Point Road. She lives at Jurong West St 81.

Case 141

Case 141 is a 69-year-old Singapore citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. He is currently warded in an isolation room at NTFGH.

He had reported onset of symptoms on Mar. 1, before seeking treatment at a GP clinic on Mar. 3 and Mar. 6. The second time, he was conveyed in an ambulance to NTFGH where tests confirmed he had been infected with Covid-19 on the afternoon of Mar. 7.

Prior to being admitted to NTFGH, he had gone to work at the Nanyang Technological University Innovation Centre (71 Nanyang Drive) where he is employed as part of the campus' cleaning staff. He lives at Jurong West Street 64.

Case 142

Case 142 is a 26-year-old male Singapore citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. He is currently warded in an isolation room at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH).

He is a family member of Cases 139 and 140, both announced today, and is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

He had reported onset of symptoms on Mar. 5, before presenting at NTFGH on Mar. 6.

Subsequent test results confirming that he had been infected on the afternoon of Mar. 7.

Prior to his admission at NTFGH, he had gone to work at First Page Digital Singapore (144 Robinson Road) and visited The Aperia Mall (12 Kallang Avenue). He lives at Jurong West St 81.

Case 143

Case 143 is a 42-year-old male Singapore permanent resident who had been to Thailand from Mar. 4 to Mar. 6. He is a family member of Case 132.

He is currently warded in an isolation room at the National University Hospital (NUH).

He reported onset of symptoms on Mar. 5 while he was still in Thailand. He returned to Singapore the next night and went directly to NUH from Changi Airport.

Test results confirmed that he had been infected with Covid-19 on the afternoon of Mar. 7.

He lives at Tanglin Road.

Case 144

Case 144 is a 58-year-old female Singapore citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. She is currently warded in an isolation room at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH).

She is a contact of Case 140 and is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

She had reported onset of symptoms on Mar. 3 and sought treatment at a GP clinic the same day and again on Mar. 5.

On Mar. 7 she presented at NTFGH with subsequent test results confirming that she had a Covid-19 infection on the afternoon of Mar. 7.

She is a hairdresser at her home at Jurong West St 74 and had attended to customers after the onset of symptoms.

Case 145

Case 145 is a 67-year-old female Singapore citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

She is a contact of Cases 107 and 134, and is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

She was confirmed to have a Covid-19 infection on the morning of Mar. 8.

Case 146

Case 145 is a 64-year-old female Singapore citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

She is a contact of Case 134, and is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

She was confirmed to have a Covid-19 infection on the morning of Mar. 8.

Case 147

Case 147 is an imported case involving a 64-year-old male Indonesian national who arrived in Singapore on Mar. 7.

He was confirmed to have a Covid-19 infection and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Case 148

Case 148 is a 67-year-old female Singapore citizen who had been to Indonesia from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14. She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

She is a contact of Case 107, and is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

She was confirmed to have a Covid-19 infection on the morning of Mar. 8.

Case 149

Case 149 is a 62-year-old male Singapore citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. He is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

He is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

He was confirmed to have a Covid-19 infection on the morning of Mar. 8.

Case 150

Case 150 is a 53-year-old female Singapore permanent resident who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

She is a contact of Cases 115 and 134, and is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

She was confirmed to have a Covid-19 infection on the morning of Mar. 8.

More information on cases announced yesterday (Mar. 7)

Case 135

Case 135 is a 40-year-old male Singapore citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. He is currently warded in an isolation room at Singapore General Hospital (SGH).

He reported onset of symptoms on Feb. 26 before seeking treatment at two different GP clincs on Mar. 3 and Mar. 5. He presented at SGH on Mar. 5 and subsequent test results confirmed he had a Covid-19 infection on the afternoon of Mar. 6.

Prior to his admission at SGH, he had gone to work at ST Electronics (100 Jurong East St 21). He stays at Telok Blangah Cresent.

Case 136

Case 136 is likely to be an imported case involve a 36-year-old male Italian national who is also a Singapore work pass holder. He is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

He had recently travelled to the U.S. from Feb. 7 to Feb. 22 and then to Italy from Feb. 23 to Feb. 29.

He returned to Singapore on Mar. 1 and reported onset of symptoms the same day.

Later that day he presented at Raffles Hospital, and subsequent test resulted confirmed he had a Covid-19 infection on the afternoon of Mar. 6.

Prior to his hospital admission, he had mostly stayed at his home at Tanjong Pagar Road when he was in Singapore.

Case 137

Case 137 is a 60-year-old male Singapore citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. He is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

He is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

He had reported onset of symptoms on Mar. 5, and because had been at the function at SAFRA Jurong on Feb. 15, he was referred by MOH to NCID on Mar. 6.

Test results confirmed he had a Covid-19 infection on the afternoon of Mar. 6.

Prior to his admission at NCID, he had mostly stayed at his home at Jurong West St 41.

Case 138

Case 138 is a 26-year-old male Singapore citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. He is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

He is a close contact of Case 66 and a family member of Cases 83 and 91.

He is linked to the cluster at The Life Church and Missions Singapore.

As he had been identified as a close contact of previously confirmed cases, he was quarantined from Feb. 15 to Mar. 6.

Test results confirmed at the had a Covid-19 infection on the afternoon of Mar. 6.

After his quarantine had ended, Case 138 had visited SAFRA Punggol (9 Sentul Crescent). He lives at Riverdale Drive.

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