The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 19 new cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore on Monday (May 10).
This brings the total number of cases to 61,378.
There are three new cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 infection, all of whom are in the community, with no new cases in the dormitories.
In addition, there are 16 imported cases, all of whom had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Amongst them, five are Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs).
Case 63,037 is a 59-year-old female Singaporean who works as a chef at MOS Burger – Suntec City (3 Temasek Boulevard).
According to MOH, her work does not entail interaction with diners.
She was conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital on May 9 for an unrelated condition, and was tested for Covid-19, even though she was asymptomatic.
Her test came back positive for Covid-19 infection on the same day. Her serological test result is pending.
She is an unlinked case.
Case 63,047 is a 44-year-old male Singaporean who works as an operations personnel at Raffles Medical, located at Changi Airport Terminal 3.
He developed a blocked nose on May 9 but did not seek medical treatment. He was swabbed on the same day as part of MOH’s special Covid-19 testing operations for all workers in Changi Airport Terminals 1 and 3, as well as Jewel Changi Airport.
His test result came back positive on May 10 and he was conveyed in an ambulance to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). His serology test result is pending.
Case 63,047 received his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Feb. 23, and the second dose on March 16.
Case 63,055 is a 59-year-old male Singaporean who is employed by Certis Cisco as an aviation security officer at Changi Airport Terminal 3. His job entails security screening at the departure hall.
He developed a cough on May 5 but did not seek medical treatment until May 7, when he visited a general practitioner clinic.
He was given three days’ medical leave and advised to remain at home.
On May 8 night, he sought medical treatment at another general practitioner clinic as he had not recovered, and was tested for Covid-19 the next day.
His result came back positive for Covid-19 infection on May 10, and he was conveyed in an ambulance to NCID. His earlier tests from Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) – the last being on May 4 – were all negative for Covid-19 infection. His serological test result is pending.
Case 63,055 received his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Jan. 25, and the second dose on Feb. 15.
20 more cases discharged
20 additional cases of Covid-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
In all, 60,953 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 135 confirmed cases who are still in hospitals, with three cases in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
259 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.
A total of 31 patients have passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection.
Four 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.
A total of four new locations were added to the list on May 10.
These locations are:
- Courts (Jurong Point), on April 29
- Geylang Serai Malay Market and Food Centre, on May 4
- Joo Chiat Complex 1, on May 4
- Tanjong Katong Complex, on May 4
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 10:
Top image via Google Maps.