5 New Covid-19 Cases On 5 Mar, Including 4 Linked To New SAFRA Jurong Cluster

SAFRA Jurong Identified As New Cluster With 8 Covid-19 Cases Linked To It

After seeing 1 to 2 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore over recent days, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced 5 new cases on Thursday (5 Mar). This brings the total number of cases to 117.

SAFRA Jurong has also been identified as a new cluster.


In total, 8 Covid-19 cases are now linked to the new cluster, of which 4 are new cases.

Lone case not linked to SAFRA Jurong is a French National

Case 113, a 42-year-old French work-pass holder, is the only new case not linked to the SAFRA Jurong cluster.

He started having symptoms on Tuesday (3 Mar) during his Istanbul-Singapore flight and tested positive for Covid-19 at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases on Wednesday (4 Mar).


He does not have recent travel history to affected countries regions but had travelled to France, Portugal, and the UK from 8 Feb to 3 Mar.

4 new cases linked to SAFRA Jurong cluster, 2 are family members

Of the 4 new cases linked to the SAFRA Jurong cluster today, 2 – cases 114 and 115 – are family members.

Both are 62 years old and are now warded in isolation rooms at the National University Hospital (NUH).

Case 116 is a 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday (5 Mar) morning. She is currently warded at the NCID.

Case 117 involves a 52-year-old woman who’s also warded at the NCID. She was found to be infected with the new coronavirus this morning.

All 4 linked to the SAFRA Jurong cluster do not have recent travel history to affected countries and regions.

8 Covid-19 cases are now linked to the SAFRA dinner function. These are:

36 Covid-19 patients still in hospital, 7 in critical condition

In more positive news, 2 Covid-19 patients have been discharged today.

In total, 81 have recovered from the new coronavirus while 36 remain in hospital.

Most of the patient hospitalised are stable or improving. 7 are in critical condition and are receiving medical treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Hope authorities will be able to ringfence new cluster soon

With a new cluster identified, we hope the authorities will swiftly identify those who came into contact with the infected patients and ringfence the infection ASAP.

Meanwhile, the silver lining amid the increase in cases is that all the new cases – apart from case 113 – are traceable.

During this trying time, let’s all do our part by maintaining good hygiene and seek medical attention ASAP should we feel under the weather.

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