Largest single day jump in COVID-19 infections in Singapore with 13 new cases on March 6

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

Singapore saw a spike in the number of COVID-19 infections on March 6 with 13 new cases announced by the Ministry of Health. This takes the total number of confirmed cases in the island nation to 130. 

The MOH also announced the discharge of one patient, which brings the total number of people to have recovered from the virus to 82. 

Of the 13 new cases, 9 are part of a cluster involving a private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong (333 Boon Lay Way) on 15 February; one is linked to a previous case; two are likely to be imported cases; and one is unlinked.

Case 118: A 33 year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the National University Hospital (NUH). She is a family member of Cases 114 and 115, and is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

Prior to hospital admission, she had mostly stayed at home in the Westwood Avenue area.

Case 119: A 55 year-old male Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. He is warded in an isolation room at Alexandra Hospital (AH).

Prior to hospital admission, he had mostly stayed at his home at Stirling Road. He is employed by SingTel but had not gone to work since the onset of symptoms.

Case 120: A 62 year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. She is currently warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). She is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

Prior to hospital admission, she had visited Boon Lay Shopping Centre (221 Boon Lay Place). She stays at Jurong West Street 65.

Case 121: A 54 year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. She is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

Prior to hospital admission, she had mostly stayed at her home at Corporation Drive.

Case 122: A 64 year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. She is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. She is a close contact of Case 117, and is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

Prior to hospital admission, she had visited Westgate (3 Gateway Drive) and Keat Hong Community Club (2 Choa Chu Kang Loop). She stays at Petir Road.

Case 123: Likely to be an imported case involving a 47 year-old male Singapore Citizen who had been in South Africa from 14 February to 17 February and France from 22 February to 24 February.

Prior to hospital admission, he had mostly stayed at his home at Fernvale Close. He is employed by Singapore Airlines as a cabin crew but had not gone to work since the onset of symptoms.

Case 124: Likely to be an imported case involving a 37 year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident who had been in Germany from 27 February to 5 March. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 6 March morning and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

Case 125: A 65 year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 6 March morning and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. She is a family member of Case 128, and is linked to the cluster involving a private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

Case 126: A 77 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 5 March afternoon and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID.

The MOH has said that as part of enhanced precautions, patients who have an acute respiratory infection will be placed in wards with greater separation between patients to minimise the risk of infection. Case 126 had been in the same ward as Case 109 at Singapore General Hospital from 29 February to 1 March, before Case 109 had been confirmed to have COVID-19 infection. Case 126 had been quarantined since 4 March.

Case 127: A 64 year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 5 March afternoon and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. She is a close contact of Case 117, and is linked to the cluster involving a private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

Case 128: A 70 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 6 March morning and is currently warded in an isolation room at NCID. He is a family member of Case 125, and is linked to the cluster involving a private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

Case 129: A 68 year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 6 March morning and is currently warded in an isolation room at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH). She is a family member of case 130, and is linked to the cluster involving a private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

Case 130: A 66 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 6 March morning and is currently warded in an isolation room at NTFGH. He is linked to the cluster involving the private dinner function at SAFRA Jurong.

The MOH has also announced that of the 48 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving with nine in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

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