9 new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore, with two more discharged after recovery on February 14

The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) today confirmed nine fresh cases of the coronavirus infection in the island nation. Additionally, two patients who have fully recovered were discharged from hospital, bringing the total number discharged to 17. 

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Of the nine new cases, six are linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God and one is linked to a previous case. MOH has said that contact tracing of the other two cases is underway to establish any links to previous cases or travel history to China.

Case 59: A 61 year-old male Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to China. He is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). 

He reported the onset of symptoms on February 7 and sought treatment at Farrer Park Hospital’s emergency care clinic on February 10. He went to the emergency department at Mount Elizabeth Hospital on February 12 and was conveyed by ambulance to NCID the next day. 

Prior to hospital admission, he had mostly stayed home at Wilkinson Road except to seek medical treatment. He works at a private hospital in Singapore, and has not been at work since the onset of symptoms. He has no known interactions with past cases. 

Case 60: A 51 year-old female Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to China. She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. She is linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God.

She reported the onset of symptoms on February 8 and sought treatment at a general practitioner clinic on the same day. She went to NCID on February 12 and was immediately isolated. Subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection the next day.    

Prior to hospital admission, she had mostly stayed at her home at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and went to work at Grace Assembly of God (Tanglin). 

Case 61: A 57 year-old male Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to China. He is currently warded in an isolation room at the National University Hospital (NUH). He is linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God.

He reported the onset of symptoms on February 6, and sought treatment at a GP clinic on the same day and again on February 8. He went to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital on February 9 and Pioneer Polyclinic on February 11 and 12 with tests confirming COVID-19 infection the next day.

Prior to hospital admission, he reported that he had mostly stayed at home at Jurong West Street 64, except to go to work for a day at Legacy Office Supplies Pte Ltd (56 Senang Crescent).

Case 62: A 44 year-old female Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to China. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). She is linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God.

She reported the onset of symptoms on February 9, and sought treatment at a GP clinic the next day. She went to SGH on February 12 and was immediately isolated with the infection confirmed on February 13.

Prior to hospital admission, she reported that he had mostly stayed at home at Tanjong Pagar Road, except to seek medical treatment.

Cases 63 to 67: MOH said it has initiated epidemiological investigations and contact tracing to identify individuals who had close contact with the following cases who were confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on February 14 morning: 

  • Case 63: 54 year-old female Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to China. She is linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God.
  • Case 64: 50 year-old male Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to China. 
  • Case 65: 61 year-old female Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to China. She is a family member of Case 50 and Case 55. 
  • Case 66: 28 year-old male Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to China. He is linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God.
  • Case 67: 56 year-old female Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to China. She is linked to the cluster at Grace Assembly of God, and is a family member of Case 61. 

MOH has also said that as of 12 pm on February 14, 764 of the suspect cases have tested negative for COVID-19, and 67 have tested positive. Test results for the remaining 91 cases are pending. 

 

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