9 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on March 12, total now up to 187

Photo courtesy: NCID
Photo courtesy: NCID

The Ministry of Health has announced nine new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 12 pm on March 12, with no discharges on Thursday. 

Of the new cases three are part of the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong on February 15, five are imported cases and one is linked to a previous case.

Case 179: A 66 year-old female Singapore Citizen who had been in Malaysia on February 22. She is currently warded in an isolation room at National University Hospital (NUH). She is a contact of Case 121 and is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

She reported the onset of symptoms on February 27 and had sought treatment at a general practitioner (GP) clinic on February 29, March 9 and 11. She was referred to NUH on March 11, and subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection.

Prior to hospital admission, she had mostly stayed at her home at Jurong West Street 73.

Case 180: An imported case involving a 71 year-old male Singapore Citizen who had been in the US from February 27 to March 10. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on March 12 morning, and is currently warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

Case 181: An imported case involving a 83 year-old male Indonesian national who had arrived in Singapore on March 9. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on March 12 morning, and is currently warded at Gleneagles Hospital. He is a family member of Case 182.

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Case 182: An imported case involving a 76 year-old female Indonesian national who arrived in Singapore on March 9. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on March 12 morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at Gleneagles Hospital. She is a family member of case 181.

Case 183: A 29 year-old male Singapore Citizen who had been in Malaysia from February 29 to March 4. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on March 12 morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. 

He had attended a mass religious gathering at a mosque in Malaysia, and the Malaysian authorities had subsequently reported several confirmed COVID-19 cases linked to the event.

Case 184: A 35 year-old male Filipino national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder, and had been in the Philippines from February 24 to March 1. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on March 12 morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. He is linked to Case 172.

Case 185: A 34 year-old male Singapore Citizen who had been in Malaysia from February 22 to 23. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on March 12 morning and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. He is linked to case 142.

Case 186: A 64 year-old male Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on March 12 morning and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. He is linked to Case 166.

Case 187: A 48 year-old male Singapore Citizen who had been in Malaysia from February 28 to March 2. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on March 12 morning and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. 

He had attended a mass religious gathering at a mosque in Malaysia, and the Malaysian authorities had subsequently reported several confirmed COVID-19 cases linked to the event.

A total of 96 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospital. Of the 91 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. Nine are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

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