Ministry Of Health Confirms 13 Wuhan Virus Cases In Singapore As Of 30 Jan
The numbers of coronavirus cases in Singapore are steadily rising, as 3 more people have tested positive on Thursday (30 Jan).
This brings the total number of confirmed Wuhan virus cases from 10 yesterday, to 13, reports Channel NewsAsia (CNA).
The 3 new cases, all of whom are Chinese nationals from Wuhan involve a:
- 31-year-old woman, touched down in Singapore on 22 Jan
- 37-year-old woman, touched down in Singapore also on 22 Jan
- 73-year-old woman, touched down in Singapore 21 Jan.
Here’s more on their travel details, as disclosed by Ministry of Health (MOH).
11th case was travelling partner of 4th patient
The 31-year-old woman, i.e. the 11th case, showed no symptoms when she was en route to Singapore, according to CNA.
MOH stated that she is a close contact of the 4th confirmed case, and has since been placed under quarantine on 26 Jan.
She started showing symptoms of illness on Monday (27 Jan), and became a confirmed case 2 days after at 11pm.
12th case visited various places like Orchard & Geylang
The 37-year-old woman, identified as the nation’s 12th case, had also arrived from Wuhan.
She reportedly did not display any symptoms during her flight on 22 Jan. She fell ill on 26 Jan and took a taxi to Tan Tock Seng Hospital on Wednesday (29 Jan) at around 11pm.
The Chinese national also visited places like Orchard Road and Geylang and stayed in the below hotels:
- Village Hotel Sentosa
- Hotel 81 Princess
- Home Suite View Hotel.
13th case involves oldest patient with Wuhan virus in Singapore
The 13th case involves a 73-year-old woman from Wuhan — the oldest patient to be diagnosed with the Wuhan virus in Singapore to date.
According to CNA, she apparently arrived with her family on 21 Jan, but only tested positive for the virus at 2pm on Thursday (30 Jan).
All 3 new cases are in stable condition
All 3 of them are currently in stable condition and are warded at the National Centre for Infectious Disease (NCID).
MOH is still awaiting the results of 49 suspected cases. Meanwhile, 164 cases have tested negative thus far.
Health authorities are also conducting contact tracing for the confirmed cases. All close contacts will be quarantined for 14 days.
The ministry also said,
There is currently no evidence of community spread in Singapore.
Hope our precautionary measures will help curb the spread soon
As the number of new cases rises day by day, Singaporeans should continue practising good hygiene and seek medical treatment immediately should they feel unwell.
Meanwhile, we hope the precautionary measures put in place by the government, will eventually bear fruit and help curb the spread of the virus in Singapore.
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