The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 25 new cases of Covid-19 infection today (May 7).
This brings the total number of cases to 61,311.
Four of the cases announced today are in the community. There are no new cases in the dormitories.
The remaining 21 cases announced today are imported.
Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 35 cases in the week before to 43 cases in the past week.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from six cases in the week before to nine cases in the past week.
MOH said that it will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through their surveillance programme.
4 cases in the community
There are four cases in the community today, of whom one is linked to a previous case and three are currently unlinked.
Case 62906 is a 58-year-old male Singaporean who is currently unemployed. He is a family member and household contact of Cases 62824 and 62877.
As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 62824, he was placed on quarantine on May 4. The next day, he developed chills at night, and reported his symptoms.
He then developed a fever on May 6, and was tested for Covid-19 infection. His test result came back positive on the same day.
His serology test result is negative.
Three unlinked cases in community
Case 62894 is a 48 year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who works as a senior executive at IGWT Pte Ltd (8 Shenton Way) but he has largely been working from home.
His work entails boarding shipping vessels periodically, and he last boarded one on Mar. 1.
He had been in Russia from Oct. 30, 2020 to Jan. 30, 2021, and served SHN at a dedicated facility until Feb. 13. His test taken on Feb. 12 during SHN was negative for Covid-19.
He is asymptomatic, and was detected when he was tested on May 5 as part of MOH's testing protocol for shore-based personnel boarding vessels. His test result came back positive the next day.
His serology test result is pending. His Ct value was very high, which is indicative of a low viral load and he could be shedding minute fragments of the virus RNA from a past infection which are no longer transmissible and infective to others.
However, MOH said that given that they are not able to definitively conclude when he had been infected, they will take all the necessary public health actions as a precautionary measure.
Case 62925 is a 72-year-old male Singaporean who is a retiree.
On May 5, he was conveyed to Raffles Hospital for a heart condition, and was tested for Covid-19 the next day even though he is asymptomatic. His test result came back positive on May 7.
His Ct value was very high and his serology test result has come back positive. He could be shedding minute fragments of the virus RNA from a past infection which are no longer transmissible and infective to others,
MOH said given that they are not able to definitively conclude when he had been infected, they will take all the necessary public health actions as a precautionary measure.
Case 62925 received his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Feb. 22, and the second dose on Mar. 15.
He routinely visits Tan Tock Seng Hospital Eye Centre for an eye condition, and his last visit was on Apr. 23. He had not been at any of the affected wards.
MOH's investigations so far have found no evidence that he is linked to the Case 62541 cluster. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing.
Case 62933 is a 53-year-old female Singaporean who works as a cleaner at Park Avenue Rochester (31 Rochester Drive), an SHN dedicated facility. Her work does not entail interacting with the guests on SHN at the hotel.
She developed a runny nose and sore throat at the end of her work day on May 5, and fever the next day. She sought medical treatment at a General Practitioner clinic and was tested for Covid-19. Her test result came back positive on May 7.
Her earlier tests from RRT – the last being on Mar. 29 – were all negative for Covid-19 infection. Her serological test result is pending.
Case 62933 received her first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Jan. 24, and the second dose on Feb. 16.
21 imported cases
The 21 imported cases had all already been placed on SHN upon arrival in Singapore and were tested while serving SHN.
Four are Singaporeans and 11 are Singapore Permanent Residents who returned from India.
Two are Work Pass holders who arrived from Germany and the Maldives.
Three are Work Permit holders who arrived from Bangladesh, Myanmar and the Philippines, of whom one is a foreign domestic worker.
One (Case 62904) is a Short-Term Visit Pass holder who arrived from India for her upcoming marriage to her Singaporean fiancé.
138 remain in hospitals
33 more cases of Covid-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 60,906 have fully recovered from the infection.
There are currently 138 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital, most of whom are stable or improving.
Two are in the intensive care unit (ICU).
236 cases who have mild symptoms or who are clinically well, but still test positive for Covid-19 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.
31 have passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection.
Five new locations added to list of places visited by infectious cases
MOH regularly updates a list of public places visited by confirmed Covid-19 cases for more than 30 minutes when they were infectious.
Five new locations were added to the list on May 7:
- Bodhi Deli at Fortune Centre (190 Middle Road) — Apr. 23
- Zi Zai Vegetarian (150 Bishan Street 11) — Apr. 24
- FairPrice Xtra at AMK Hub (53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3) — Apr. 26 and Apr. 30
- Al-Bismi Restaurant (41 Dickson Road) — Apr. 28
- Yummy Food Link (111 Woodlands Street 13) — May 3
Here is the full list of locations visited by cases in the community during their infectious period in the past 14 days, as of May 7:
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