The Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed six new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore as of 12pm on Dec. 9.
This brings the total number of cases to 58,291.
There are no new cases of locally-transmitted Covid-19 infection.
All six of the cases announced today are imported. They were placed on Stay-Home Notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.
Cruise ship Covid-19 case's sample to be re-tested
An 83-year-old male Singaporean on board Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas tested positive for Covid-19 infection this morning, and was immediately isolated.
He had reported to the medical centre with diarrhoea, and as part of the protocols was tested for Covid-19 using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test equipment on board the ship.
His sample will be re-tested at the National Public Health Laboratory, and a second sample will be taken for confirmatory tests.
If further tests also come back positive for Covid-19 infection, he will be included as a case in MOH's daily case count.
Further updates will be shared by MOH this evening.
Daily cases in past week
Here are the daily case numbers in the past week:
Dec. 3: 9
Dec. 4: 3
Dec. 5: 13
Dec. 6: 5
Dec. 7: 13
Dec. 8: 12
Dec. 9: 6
Top image via Fasiha Nazren