Singapore confirms 33 new Covid-19 cases, all imported.

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SINGAPORE — Singapore on Saturday (Jan 2) recorded 33 new cases of Covid-19, all of which were imported. 

This is the highest single-day tally since Sept 15, when there were 34 cases reported. The number of coronavirus cases in Singapore stands at 58,662. In an update on Saturday night, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that all 33 imported cases were placed on stay-home notices or isolated on arrival in Singapore.

They comprise:

  • Six Singapore permanent residents who returned from India and Indonesia
  • Five dependant’s pass holders who arrived from India and the United States
  • Two long-term visit pass holders who came from Egypt and India
  • One student’s pass holder who arrived from India
  • Six work-pass holders who came from India and Myanmar
  • Twelve work-permit holders who arrived from Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and the Philippines.
  • Nine of these patients are foreign domestic workers
  • One short-term visit pass holder who came from Indonesia to visit her Singaporean parent

MOH said that epidemiological investigations were continuing.

In the meantime, all the identified close contacts of the patients have been isolated and quarantined and will be tested at the start and end of their quarantine periods to detect asymptomatic infections.

“We will also conduct serological tests for the close contacts to determine if the cases could have been infected by them,” MOH added.


Seventeen more patients were discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities as of Saturday. This takes the number of people who have recovered from Covid-19, and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities to 58,476.

There are 61 coronavirus patients who are still hospitalised. Most are stable or improving. One patient is in critical condition under intensive care. Ninety-six others with mild virus symptoms, or who are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19, are being isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Twenty-nine people have died in Singapore from complications due to the coronavirus.


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