10 new Covid cases in Singapore, tally at 57,840

Singapore, Oct 7 : Singapore on Wednesday reported 10 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 57,840, health officials said.

Of the 10 new infections, four cases were from worker dormitories and six imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notices on their arrivals in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

There were no new cases in the community, which was last reported on September 27, straitstimes reported.

On Tuesday evening, MOH said that Universal Studios Singapore, Hard Rock Cafe in Resorts World Sentosa and Ikea Tampines were visited by infectious Covid-19 patients.

Supermarkets Giant Hypermarket in Tampines and newEcon - Top Choice Supermarket at 84 Bayshore Road were also added to the list of places visited by Covid-19 patients while they were infectious.

MOH said that close contacts would already have been notified and there is no need to avoid these places as they would have been cleaned, if necessary.

Two new cases in the community were announced on Tuesday.

Neither showed symptoms when they were tested during quarantine, and were household contacts of two patients reported separately on Monday and Sunday.

One is a seven-year-old male student at a private school, while the other, a 42-year-old woman, is a housewife.

The ministry did not say which school the boy attended, but said he was last in school on Sept 18.

Both were quarantined on Saturday, but had not left home since Sept 28, said the ministry.

The four imported cases on Tuesday included a boy, 12, who arrived from Japan, a girl, 11, from India, a woman, 32, from Nepal, and a woman, 35, from Indonesia.

The ministry said they were placed on 14-day stay-home notices on arrival here, and were tested while serving notice at dedicated facilities.

Migrant workers living in dormitories accounted for the remaining five of 11 new coronavirus patients reported on Tuesday.

The average number of new daily cases in the community in a week has increased from one two weeks ago to two in the past week.

However, the number of unlinked cases in the community has remained stable at an average of fewer than one case per day over the past two weeks.

With 15 cases discharged on Tuesday, 57,597 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 43 remained in hospital on Tuesday, including one in the intensive care unit, while 148 were recuperating in community facilities.

Singapore has had 27 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes.



Source: IANS