COVID-19 cases in Singapore continue to rise with 23 new cases as of March 17

Photo courtesy: Twitter/@sporeMOH
Photo courtesy: Twitter/@sporeMOH

The Ministry of Health announced 23 new cases of COVID-19 as of 17 March. This is the largest single-day spike so far in Singapore and brings the total number of cases to 266.

Of the new cases, 17 are imported, 2 are linked to previous cases and 4 are unlinked. 

MOH also said that five more people have recovered and been discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of recovered to 114. 

Of the 152 cases still in hospital, most are stable or improving with fourteen in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

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Case 244: An imported case involving a 53-year-old male Singapore Citizen who had been in Germany from 26 to 29 February, Italy from 29 February to 7 March, and Switzerland from 7 to 14 March. He is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). He is linked to Case 243.

He reported the onset of symptoms on 7 March. He presented at the emergency department of Gleneagles Hospital on 15 March, and was referred to NCID on the same day. Subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 16 March afternoon.

Prior to hospital admission, he had gone to work at a home office at River Valley Road. He stays at Alexandra Road.

Case 245: A 76 year-old male Singaporean Citizen with no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. He is currently warded in an isolation room at Singapore General Hospital (SGH).

He reported onset of symptoms on 12 March, and was conveyed by ambulance to SGH on 15 March. Subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 16 March afternoon.

Prior to hospital admission, he had gone to work at Marina One West Tower (9 Straits View). He stays at Boon Lay Drive.

Case 246: An imported case involving a 39 year-old male Canadian national who had been in Japan from 23 February to 7 March. He is currently warded in an isolation room at SGH.

He reported onset of symptoms on 9 March. He presented at the emergency department of SGH on 15 March and subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 16 March afternoon.

Prior to hospital admission, he had visited Singtel Comcentre (31 Exeter Road). He stays in the Tanjong Pagar area.

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Case 247: An imported case involving a 41 year-old male Singapore Citizen who had been in the United Kingdom from 5 March to 8 March, and again from 10 March to 12 March, and France from 8 March to 10 March. He is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

He reported onset of symptoms on 16 March, and had presented at NCID on the same day. Subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 16 March afternoon.

He stays at Tampines Avenue 8.

Case 248: A 23 year-old female Malaysian national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder, and had been in Malaysia from 12 March to 13 March. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Case 249: An imported case involving a 42 year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident who had been in the United States from 4 to 16 March. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Case 250: An imported case involving a 28 year-old male British national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder, and had been in the United Kingdom and Austria from 29 February to 14 March. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Case 251: A 59 year-old female Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. She is a family member of Case 186.

Case 252: A 66 year-old male Singapore Citizen, who had been in Malaysia from 25 to 29 February. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Case 253: An imported case involving a 24 year-old male Singapore Citizen who had been in Spain from 12 February to 16 March. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Case 254: An imported case involving a 43 year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident who had been in France from 22 February to 13 March. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Case 255: An imported case involving a 44 year-old male Swedish national, who is a Singapore Work Pass holder, and had been in Norway, Denmark and Sweden from 1 to 9 March. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Case 256: A 32 year-old female Filipino national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder, and has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. She is linked to Case 205.

Case 257: A 19 year-old male French national, who is a Singapore Long Term Pass holder, and had been in the United Kingdom from 16 October 2019 to 14 March 2020. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at the National University Hospital (NUH).

Case 258: An imported case involving a 47 year-old male Indian national who had been in Europe from 9 February to 15 March. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Case 259: An imported case involving a 30 year-old female Singapore Citizen, who had been in the Philippines from 7 March to 9 March. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Case 260: A 48 year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at Farrer Park Hospital.

Case 261: An imported case involving a 30 year-old male American national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder, and had been in the United States from 23 February to 9 March, and France from 9 to 15 March. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Case 262: An imported case involving a 20 year-old female Indonesian national, who had been in the United Kingdom from late January to 16 March. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Case 263: An imported case involving a 52 year-old female Singapore Citizen who was in Spain from 6 to 8 March and again from 9 to 14 March, and Portugal from 8 to 9 March. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. She is linked to Case 266.

Case 264: An imported case involving a 41 year-old female Indonesian national who arrived in Singapore on 16 March. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Case 265: An imported case involving a 25 year-old female Singapore Citizen who had been in the United Kingdom from 6 to 14 March. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Case 266: An imported case involving a 63 year-old male Singapore Citizen who had been in Spain from 6 to 8 March and again from 9 to 14 March, and Portugal from 8 to 9 March. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 March morning, and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. He is linked to case 263.

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