No new locations visited by infectious Covid-19 cases reported on Mar. 8, 2021

Tonight's update.

Siti Hawa | March 08, 2021, 11:05 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 13 new cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore, as of 12pm on Monday (Mar. 8).

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 60,046.

There is no new locally-transmitted case in the community. Amongst the new cases today, 12 are asymptomatic, and were detected from proactive screening and surveillance, while one was symptomatic.

13 imported cases

Amongst the 13 imported cases:

  • Two (Cases 60734 and 60752) are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India and Malaysia.
  • One (Case 60735) is a Dependant’s Pass holder who arrived from India.
  • One (Case 60738) is a Long-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India.
  • One (Case 60733) is a Work Pass holder who arrived from the Philippines.
  • Seven are Work Permit holders who arrived from India, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines, of whom five (Cases 60748, 60753, 60755, 60757 and 60758) are foreign domestic workers.
  • One (Case 60739) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India to visit her relative who is a Singapore Permanent Resident.

They had all already been placed on SHN or isolated upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN or during isolation.

Links between previously announced and new cases

Epidemiological investigations and contact tracing have uncovered links between previously announced and new cases.

Three of the confirmed cases (Cases 60102, 60389 and 60439) are linked to the Case 60102 cluster.

Four of the confirmed cases (Cases 60138, 60150, 60191 and 60192) are linked to the Case 60138 cluster.

Six cases discharged

Six more cases of Covid-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

In all, 59,900 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

There are currently 21 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and one is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

96 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.

29 have passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection.

No new locations

MOH regularly updates a list of public places visited by confirmed Covid-19 cases for more than 30 minutes when they were infectious.

No new locations were added to the list on Mar. 8.

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