SINGAPORE – 12 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed at noon on Sunday (November 22), bringing the number in Singapore to 58,160.
All 12 were imported cases that were put on notice to stay home when they arrived in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.
This is the 12th day in a row that there has been no case of local transmission.
This is the longest period of no community cases since the first coronavirus case was reported in Singapore on 23 January. There were 12 days between the first imported case and the first case registered on February 4th.
More details will be announced on Sunday night, the MOH said.
On Saturday, the Ministry of Health announced five new coronavirus cases, all of which were imported.
Upon arrival in Singapore they were put on notice to stay home and tested during that time.
Four were symptomatically identified and detected through screening and surveillance, while one was symptomatic.
One in five cases on Saturday was a Singaporean returning from Mexico, and another returning from Britain as a permanent resident of Singapore.
The other two were holders of Singapore work permits from the Philippines.
The rest of the case was the title of a long-term visit from Oman.
The MOH also said that Bugis Street and Kopitiam @ Jurong East have been added to the list of places visited while Covid-19 patients were still contagious.
The MOH provides a list of locations visited by Covid-19 infectious patients for at least 30 minutes, and the hours they visited, for people who were in those places at the same time, for two weeks from the day they visited to care for their health. .
He said close relationships would already be reported and it is not necessary to avoid these places because they would be cleaned up if necessary.
Overall, the number of new cases in the community is low, with no new cases in the past week, the MOH said.
Six other cases of coronavirus infection were discharged from hospital or community isolation facilities.
In all, 58,049 people were completely cured of the infection and discharged from hospitals or community care services.
On Saturday, 22 cases were confirmed to be still in the hospital. Most of them were stable or better, but one was in a serious condition in the intensive care unit.
Another 34 were isolated and cared for in community facilities.
Singapore has had 28 deaths from Covid-19 complications, and 15 who have tested positive have died from other causes.
Globally, the outbreak of the virus, which began in December last year, has infected more than 56.8 million people. More than 1.36 million people have been killed.