Filipino Helper & Malaysian Among 4 New Covid-19 Cases Linked To Science Park Cluster Near Kent Ridge
As of 29 Feb, Singapore’s Covid-19 tally has officially exceeded 100, with 4 new cases confirmed today.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that the 4 cases, including a Filipino domestic helper, are linked to Wizlearn Technologies.
The e-learning company in Science Park II, is the country’s latest virus cluster with 8 cases linked to it, including today’s.
We now have 102 total infections. Here are more details concerning the latest patients.
Case 99 sought treatment at 2 places including Pioneer Polyclinic
MOH identifies the 4 new patients as Cases 99, 100, 101, and 102.
Case 99 is a 27-year-old male Singaporean who has no recent travel history to China, Daegu and Cheongdo. He is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).
He reported onset of symptoms on 21 Feb, and had sought treatment at 2 places:
- A general practitioner (GP) clinic on 25 Feb
- Pioneer Polyclinic on 28 Feb.
Since he was identified as a close contact of Case 93, he was referred by MOH to NCID yesterday (28 Feb) and immediately isolated. He tested positive for Covid-19 the same afternoon.
Before being admitted, he mostly stayed at his home at Jurong West Street 81.
Case 100 stays at Holland Avenue
Case 100 is a 20-year-old male Malaysian, who hasn’t travelled to China, Daegu and Cheongdo recently. He is also warded at NCID.
He reported onset of symptoms on 27 February and had sought treatment at a GP clinic on 28 Feb.
As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 93, he was referred by MOH to NCID yesterday (28 Feb) and immediately isolated. As with Case 99, he tested positive for Covid-19.
Before his hospital admission, he mostly stayed at his home at Holland Avenue.
Case 101 warded at Ng Teng Fong Hospital
Case 101 is a 61-year-old male Singaporean who has no recent travel history to China, Daegu and Cheongdo.
He was confirmed with Covid-19 infection just this morning (29 Feb) and is currently warded at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH).
Cases 99, 100, and 101 are all linked to Case 93. You can read more about Case 93 here.
Case 102 is Case 101’s Filipino domestic helper
Case 102 is a 41-year-old female Filipino national who holds a Singapore Work Pass, and has no recent travel history to China, Daegu and Cheongdo.
She is Case 101’s foreign domestic worker. She was confirmed with Covid-19 on 29 Feb morning and is currently warded in an isolation room at NTFGH.
3 more discharged from hospital
Thankfully, the trend of recoveries remain healthy, as 3 more have fully recovered and have been discharged from the hospital.
This means that we now have 72 recoveries.
Meanwhile, 30 confirmed cases remain in the hospital, most are in stable or improving condition. 7 are still in critical condition in ICU.
Today’s cases are slightly different, as they comprise 2 Singaporean, 1 Malaysian, and 1 Filipino. We hope that they’ll recover as soon as possible, as with the rest of the confirmed cases under the care of healthcare workers.
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