3 New Covid-19 Cases Brings Total In Singapore To 75
As the rising number of Covid-19 cases continues to worry Singaporeans, daily updates of new ones have become a norm.
Today (16 Feb), the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 3 more in a press release.
All 3 have no travel history to China, but do have links to previous cases.
2 Covid-19 patients with links to church cluster
Already a cluster which MOH has identified, Grace Assembly of God Church adds 2 more to the count today, bringing the total up to 18.
The 2 are a 71-year-old female family member of a previous case, and a 29-year-old male who works at Hi-Yew Technology Pte Ltd along 3031A Ubi Road. The latter lives at Mei Ling Street.
Just yesterday (15 Feb), 3 others with links to the church tested positive for the virus.
The church has suspended services, but regular members should monitor their health closely.
RSAF regular at Tengah Air Base
The third patient is a 43-year-old Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) regular serviceman at Tengah Air Base, reports The Straits Times (ST).
The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) disclosed that he tested positive yesterday (15 Feb), and is currently at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).
He last visited Building 613 which he worked at on 6 Feb. This was before he noticed symptoms on 9 Feb, after which he visited a General Practitioner (GP) the next day. He lives at Lorong 8 Toa Payoh.
RSAF has thoroughly disinfected all locations on the premises where he may have visited, and reminds all servicemen to continue to observe good personal hygiene.
Another patient discharged from hospital
Not all is bad news, however, as 1 more patient has been discharged from hospital, according to MOH. This means 19 peope have recovered so far.
Most of the 56 others in hospital are “stable and improving”.
5 are in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), down from 6 yesterday (15 Feb).
MOH is investigating the clusters, and tracing contacts of all local transmissions.
Featured image adapted from The 74(F) Tiger Squadron Association.