30 new COVID cases in Singapore, including 4 in community

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

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 30 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Tuesday (19 January), taking the country’s total case count to 59,157.

There are four cases in the community, while the remaining 26 are imported. This marks the sixth day in a row where new community infections are reported.

This comes after two community cases reported on Monday were linked to a 44-year-old Singaporean man who works as an administrative officer at the Singapore Police Force’s K-9 Unit at its headquarters at 2 Mowbray Road.

They are his wife, a 43-year-old Singaporean woman and homemaker, and a family member, a 66-year-old Malaysian woman. Both did not seek medical treatment after developing COVID-19 symptoms.

The man and another family member, a 44-year-old Singaporean woman, were confirmed as cases on Sunday. Both cases also did not seek medical treatment after developing symptoms.

They were identified as being 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. 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 six cases linked to it.

Education minister and COVID-19 taskforce co-chair Lawrence Wong on Monday night said the government is monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully and considering if additional measures are necessary to ensure it remains under control amid a rise in community cases in recent days.

“Unfortunately, there were also several recent cases who did not seek medical treatment despite falling ill with flu-like symptoms,” added Wong in a post on his Facebook page.

With 22 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Monday, 58,868 cases or 99.5 per cent of the total have fully recovered from the infection.

Most of the 44 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit.

A total of 186 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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