Covid-19: NTU student among 10 community cases, 718 patients discharged on June 21

Only one patient left in the ICU.

Julia Yeo| June 21, 2020, 11:53 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 262 new cases of Covid-19 infection as of Sunday, June 21, 12pm.

This brings the total number of cases to 42,095.

Case details

There is one new cluster reported today, at a dormitory at 242 Woodlands Industrial Park E5, involving six earlier confirmed cases.

There are 10 cases in the community reported today, two of them are Singaporeans and one is a Permanent Resident.

Three are work pass holders, while four are work permit holders.

Here are the case details:

NTU student among Covid-19 cases picked up from proactive screening

Of the 10 cases in the community, eight had been picked up as a result of proactive surveillance and screening, and the remaining two had already been placed on quarantine earlier, MOH stated.

Amongst the three Singaporean/Permanent Resident cases, one of them is a 22-year-old student at Nanyang Technological University.

He was tested as part of proactive screening of students at Institutes of Higher Learning who are diagnosed with acute respiratory infection (ARI) at first presentation to a doctor.

He has not gone to the university since early April 2020.

The remaining two cases (Cases 41956 and 42115) are asymptomatic.

Overall, the average number of new cases in the community has halved, from an average of eight cases per day in the week before to an average of four per day in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has remained stable at an average of two per day in the past two weeks.

Public places visited by Covid-19 patients in the community

Here are the public places visited by Covid-19 patients during infectious period between June 7 and June 14, excluding residence, workplace, healthcare facilities and public transport.

MOH stated that those who have been in close contact with the positive cases would have already been informed.

Members of the public do not have to avoid these places as the affected premises will undergo cleaning and disinfection.

However, those who have been to these places during the respective timings should take note if they develop symptoms of acute respiratory infection such as cough, sore throat and runny nose as well as fever, loss of taste or smell.

Update on current cases

718 more patients have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

In all, 34,942 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

That forms about 83 per cent of total Covid-19 cases in Singapore so far.

Currently, 179 confirmed cases are still in the hospital.

Of these, most are stable or improving, and one is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

6,948 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

These are those who have mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19.

A total of 26 have passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection.

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