The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 14 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore on Tuesday, June 15.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore to 62,315.
Based on MOH's investigations so far, all 14 of the cases are in the community, with no imported cases and no cases in the dormitories.
Five are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine.
Nine were detected through surveillance, amongst whom five are linked to previous cases and four are currently unlinked.
Amongst the new cases today, four are asymptomatic, and were detected from MOH's proactive screening and surveillance, while 10 were symptomatic.
Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 93 cases in the week before to 60 cases in the past week.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from 10 cases in the week before to 18 cases in the past week.
Amongst the 96 confirmed cases reported from June 9 to 15, 40 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 41 have tested negative, and 15 serology test results are pending.
Four unlinked cases
Case 64233 is a 41-year-old female Philippines national who is a foreign domestic worker. She developed a sore throat, cough and anosmia on June 14 and her employer brought her to a regional screening centre (RSC), where she was tested for Covid-19 on the same day.
Her antigen rapid test (ART) result was negative for Covid-19 but her polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result came back positive for
Covid-19 infection on June 14. Her serology test result is negative for the N antigen, which suggests the presence of early infection. Case 64233 received her first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on May 21.
According to MOH, individuals who are unwell or have medical concerns should consult their primary care doctors, and may be referred for Covid-19 screening at the RSCs. They should not go directly to a RSC for Covid-19 tests unless they are invited as part of its community surveillance testing operations.
Case 64236 is a 36-year-old female Singaporean who is a homemaker, and a family member and household contact of Case 64230.
She developed a fever on June 8, and subsequently loss of taste and smell on June 10 but did not seek medical treatment until June 14 when she visited a General Practitioner (GP) clinic, where she was administered both an ART and PCR test. Both test results came back positive for
Covid-19 infection on June 14. Her serology test result is pending.
Case 64237 is a 30-year-old female Singaporean who works as a sales representative at Imperva Singapore Pte Ltd. She developed a fever and runny nose on June 14 and sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on the same day, where she was administered both an ART and PCR test.
Her ART result came back positive on the same day, and her PCR test result came back positive for Covid-19 on June 15. Her serology test result is pending.
Case 64238 is a 35-year-old male Singaporean who is currently unemployed. He developed a fever on June 12 and sore throat on June 13. He sought medical treatment at a GP clinic on June 14, where he was administered both an ART and PCR test.
He was immediately isolated when his ART result came back positive for Covid-19 on the same day. His PCR test result came back positive for Covid-19 infection on June 15. His serology test result is pending.
17 cases discharged
17 more cases of Covid-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
In all, 61,911 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.
There are currently 137 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and two are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
233 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.
34 have passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection.
An overview of the local Covid-19 situation in the past weeks can be found here:
Six 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.
Six new locations were added to the list on June 15.
- The Poiz Centre at 51 Upper Serangoon Road on June 2,
- Shona Thai Foot Massage at 8 Telok Blangah Crescent on June 6,
- Takashimaya Shopping Centre at Ngee Ann City on June 7,
- NTUC FairPrice at 166 Bukit Merah Central on June 11,
- The Clementi Mall at 3155 Commonwealth Avenue West on June 11,
- Clementi Public Library on June 13
Those who had been identified as close contacts of confirmed cases would already have been notified by MOH.
As a precautionary measure, persons 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.
Individuals may access the SafeEntry Location Matching Self-Check service via the TraceTogether App, SingPass Mobile, or this website to check whether they were at these locations during the specified timings, based on their own SafeEntry records.
There is no need to avoid places where confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been, MOH said.
The National Environment Agency will engage the management of affected premises to provide guidance on cleaning and disinfection.
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