6 fully recovered in Singapore, 4 more confirmed cases of coronavirus infection

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed three more cases of 2019-nCoV infection in Singapore on February 9, bringing the total number of cases to 43. 

On the same day, four more confirmed cases were discharged from hospital, MOH said in a statement. In all, six have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged.

Photo courtesy: NCID
Photo courtesy: NCID

Of the 22 locally transmitted cases, epidemiological investigations and contact tracing have uncovered links between 15 of them, with the three currently known clusters. They are Life Church and Missions Singapore, Yong Thai Hang and the private business meeting held at Grand Hyatt Singapore from January 20 to 22.

Case 41: A 71 year-old male Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to China.

He reported onset of symptoms on February 1 and had visited a general practitioner (GP) clinic on the same day, and again on February 5. He sought treatment at Hougang Polyclinic on February 6, and at Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s emergency department on February 7 where he was immediately isolated.

Prior to hospital admission, he had visited Paya Lebar Methodist Church (5 Boundary Road), and a gathering at Braddell Heights Residents’ Committee. He had also picked up his grandchild outside Pat’s Schoolhouse Kovan (755 Upper Serangoon Road). He stays at Upper Serangoon Road.

Case 42: A 39 year-old male Bangladesh national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder, and has no recent travel history to China.

He reported onset of symptoms on February 1, and had sought treatment at a GP clinic on February 3, and at Changi General Hospital (CGH) on February 5. He went for a follow-up appointment at Bedok Polyclinic on February 7 and was thereafter admitted to the intensive care unit at CGH.

Case 43: A 54 year-old male Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to China. He was in Malaysia on January 26.

The man reported onset of symptoms on January 30, and had visited two GP clinics on the same day, as well as February 5 and 6. He sought treatment at SKH on February  6 and was warded in an isolation room on February  7.

Prior to hospital admission, he had stayed at home, except for trips to seek medical treatment and once to work at Resorts World Sentosa. He lives at Fernvale Close.

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