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MOH Confirms 13 New Covid-19 Cases, 9 Linked To SAFRA Jurong Cluster

After weeks of seeing single-digit increases in Covid-19 cases, the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 13 new confirmed cases on Friday (6 Mar). Out of the 13, 9 are linked to the newly identified SAFRA Jurong cluster.

This is the largest single-day spike to date, bringing the total number of cases to 130.

Of the 4 remaining cases, 2 are imported, while 1 is linked to a previous case. The authorities are unable to link the remaining case at the time of writing.

According to the MOH, the 9 cases linked to the SAFRA Jurong cluster are:

  • Case 118
  • Case 120
  • Case 121
  • Case 122
  • Case 125
  • Case 127
  • Case 128
  • Case 129
  • Case 130

All 9 cases linked to SAFRA Jurong cluster have no recent travel history to affected countries

Case 118: A 33-year-old Singaporean woman who’s linked to case 114 — a 62-year-old man linked to the SAFRA Jurong cluster.

She first reported symptoms on 29 Feb and tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday (5 Mar). She is currently being isolated at the National University Hospital.

Case 120: A 62-year-old Singaporean woman who first experienced symptoms on 2 Mar.

She tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday (5 Mar) and is now isolated at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

Case 121: A 54-year-old Singaporean woman who experienced onset of symptoms on 26 Feb.

She visited a clinic on 1 Mar for treatment and was found to be infected by the coronavirus on Thursday (5 Mar).

Case 122: A 64-year-old Singaporean woman who first displayed symptoms on 3 Mar.

She tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday (5 Mar) afternoon and is currently hospitalised in NCID.

Case 125 and Case 128 are family members, both aged 65 and 70 years old respectively.

They tested positive for Covid-19 this morning (6 Mar) and are currently warded in isolation rooms at NCID.

Case 127: A 64-year-old Singaporean woman who tested positive for the new coronavirus on Thursday (5 Mar) afternoon.

She is a close contact of case 117 – a 52-year-old woman reported yesterday – and is currently warded in an isolation room at the NCID.

Case 129 and Case 130 are family members — a 66-year-old woman and a 68-year-old man respectively.

Both tested positive for Covid-19 this morning and are isolated at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

All 9 cases linked to the SAFRA Jurong cluster have no recent travel history to affected countries or regions.

Case 119 is a 55-year-old man who works at Singtel

Case 119: A 55-year-old male Singaporean who hasn’t travelled to affected countries or regions recently. MOH did not reveal how he’s linked to previous cases.

Before being admitted, he mostly stayed at home at Stirling Road.

He is an employee of SingTel but had not reported for work since the onset of symptoms.

His case was announced earlier today via a statement by the telco.

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Cases 123 & 124 are infected overseas

Case 123: A 47-year-old male Singaporean employed by Singapore Airlines as a cabin crew. He had travelled to South Africa from 14-17 Feb, and then France from 22-24 Feb.

He is currently warded at the Sengkang General Hospital. Prior to admission, he had mostly stayed at his home at Fernvale Close.

He had not gone to work since the onset of symptoms.

Case 124: A 37-year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident who had been in Germany from 27 Feb-5 Mar. She was confirmed with Covid-19 on 6 Mar morning and is currently warded at NCID.

MOH said she is likely an imported case.

Case 126 was in the same ward as a case 109 before

Case 126: A 77-year-old male Singaporean who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. He tested positive for Covid-19 on 5 Mar afternoon and is currently warded at NCID.

He had been in the same ward as Case 109 at Singapore General Hospital from 29 Feb-1 Mar before he was confirmed as a Covid-19 patient. He had been quarantined since 4 Mar.

1 patient discharged from hospital

With the 9 new cases reported today, SAFRA Jurong is the largest cluster to date with 17 cases.

Meanwhile, 1 new case has been discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of recoveries to 82.

Of the 48 cases currently in hospital, most are stable or improving. However, 9 are in critical condition in ICU — up from 7 the previous day.

Hopefully spike in cases is due to early detection

While the large number of cases may appear worrying for some, it is also indicative of how effective our healthcare professionals are in detecting the new cases.

We hope the new cases represent the majority of patients linked to the new SAFRA Jurong cluster.

Featured image adapted from zh.theonlinecitizen

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