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S’pore’s First 2 Covid-19 Clusters Officially Inactive, All Related Cases Recovered & Discharged

Singapore’s Yong Thai Hang & Grand Hyatt Covid-19 Clusters Officially Considered Inactive

Of the 6 Covid-19 clusters in Singapore, the first 2 have officially been classified as inactive.

According to a report by The Straits Times (ST), the Ministry of Health (MOH) considers the Yong Thai Hang and Grand Hyatt Singapore clusters as closed and no longer active.

Map showing the locations of Grand Hyatt Singapore and Yong Thai Hang
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MOH’s director of medical services Kenneth Mak said that both clusters have not spawned any new Covid-19 cases in more than 28 days.

Inactive Yong Thai Hang Covid-19 cluster has no new cases

The Yong Thai Hang cluster was the first designated cluster in Singapore, and consisted of 9 Covid-19 cases.

Yong Thai Hang is a medical shop located at Cavan Road.

Yong Thai Hang along Cavan Road
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According to Yahoo! News, infections were believed to have originated from a group of Guangxi tourists who visited the shop. 2 tourists among this group were later confirmed to be infected with the Covid-19 virus.

The 9 coronavirus cases, including a 6-month-old baby boy, were linked to this cluster after that.

ST reports that all cases linked to this cluster have since recovered and been discharged from the hospital.

 

Grand Hyatt Singapore cases also recovered and discharged

The Grand Hyatt Singapore cluster was not as big as the Yong Thai hang cluster, consisting of 3 cases.

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The hotel along Scotts Road had its first confirmed Covid-19 case on 6 Feb.

It was reported that all 3 local cases attended a business conference at this location, from which 4 other overseas cases also spawned.

All cases have also recovered and been discharged from the hospital.

4 clusters still have active cases

Even though the first 2 clusters are now inactive, Singapore still has 4 active clusters, with the Joy Garden Restaurant at SAFRA Jurong being the largest.

  1. Wizlearn Technologies cluster
  2. Seletar Aerospace Heights cluster
  3. Grace Assembly cluster
  4. Joy Garden Restaurant cluster

Map showing still active clusters in Singapore
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As of Wednesday (11 Mar) noon, MOH has announced that 96 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from the hospital. 82 are still hospitalised, of which 9 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

981 close contacts are currently under quarantine.

Hopefully, Singapore manages to contain these clusters and not let Covid-19 spread any further.

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