14 new COVID cases in Singapore, including 2 in community

19-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Monday (18 January), taking the country’s total case count to 59,127.

There are two cases in the community, while the remaining 12 are imported. This marks the fifth day in a row where new community infections are reported.

On Sunday, the MOH confirmed two new community infections linked to a 32-year-old Singaporean man who works as a para-veterinarian at the Singapore Police Force’s K-9 Unit at its headquarters at 2 Mowbray Road.

They are a 44-year-old Singaporean man who works as an administrative officer at the same place and his family member, a 44-year-old Singaporean woman who is a homemaker.

The para-vet himself was confirmed to have COVID-19 on 13 January and his wife was also confirmed to have the coronavirus disease two days later.

The “case 59280″ cluster, named after the para-vet’s case number, now has four cases linked to it.

With 62 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Sunday, 58,846 cases or 99.5 per cent of the total have fully recovered from the infection.

Most of the 49 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit.

A total of 189 patients with mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Apart from 29 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications, 15 others who tested positive for the virus were determined to have died from unrelated causes, including three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and another four, whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.



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