The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed seven new Covid-19 cases in Singapore on Sunday (Oct. 18).
This brings the total number of cases to 57,911.
Five new imported cases
There are two new cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 infection, with one in the community, and the other in a dormitory.
One was detected under MOH's enhanced community testing to test all individuals aged 13 and above, who are diagnosed with acute respiratory infection (ARI) at first presentation to a doctor, while the other was detected through MOH's bi-weekly Rostered Routine Testing of workers living in dormitories.
In addition, there are five new imported cases, all of whom have been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
Four are currently employed in Singapore.
Two of them (Cases 58,071 and 58,072) are Work Permit holders who arrived from the Philippines, while the other two are Work Pass holders who arrived from Greece and France.
The remaining case (Case 58,070) is a Student's Pass holder who arrived from Guatemala.
Nine more cases of Covid-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
In all, 57,807 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 40 confirmed cases still in the hospital, with no cases in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Four new locations
MOH regularly updates a list of public places visited by confirmed cases for more than 30 minutes during their infectious period.
There are four new locations reported today.
- Oct. 5, 07:35 am to 11:25am, Moments' (326 Serangoon Avenue 3)
- Oct. 5, 12:45pm to 1:25pm, Parkway Parade (80 Marine Parade Road)
- Ya Kun Family Cafe
- Oct. 5, 1:55pm to 6pm, National Museum of Singapore (93 Stamford Road)
- Oct. 7, 11:55am to 12:35pm, NEX (23 Serangoon Central)
This is the latest list of locations visited by confirmed cases within the last two weeks.
Those who had been identified as close contacts of confirmed cases would already have been notified by MOH.
As a precautionary measure, those who had been at these locations during the specified timings should monitor their health closely for 14 days from their date of visit.
They should see a doctor promptly if they develop symptoms of acute respiratory infection (such as cough, sore throat and runny nose), as well as fever and loss of taste or smell, and inform the doctor of their exposure history.
MOH has also said that there is no need to avoid places where confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been. The National Environment Agency will engage the management of affected premises to provide guidance on cleaning and disinfection.
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