SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (1 October) unveiled its new map on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore indicating the varying concentration of cases who frequented various locations within the past three days.
North Coast, Woodlands East, Senoko South, Yunnan, Jurong West Central, Kian Teck, Jurong River, Sengkang Town Centre, Tampines East, Bedok North, Geylang East, and Aljunied are the 12 areas marked as being frequently visited by between 230 and 560 COVID cases, shown as the highest range on a colour scale in the map and are marked in red.
The other colours on the scale and the corresponding number of COVID cases are white (0 to 10), beige (10 to 35), peach (35 to 100) and orange (100 to 230).
In a statement on 24 September, MOH said the map can help guide individuals on their movement and activities.
“Individuals who have been to these hotspots during the same timeframe are encouraged to monitor their health, perform regular ART (Antigen Rapid Test) self-tests throughout the 10 days following their potential exposure, and minimise any unnecessary interaction with others,” MOH added.
SafeEntry and TraceTogether would continue to be used to inform individuals of recent confirmed close contacts to infected persons or recent exposure to an area of increased spread through Health Risk Alerts and Health Risk Warnings.
The unveiling of the map comes as COVID-19 cases continued to surge in Singapore while the number of fatalities had also increased recently.
On Thursday, MOH confirmed a record 2,478 COVID-19 cases in Singapore – taking the country's total case count to 96,521 – and two more deaths due to the disease.
Thursday marks the third day in a row where there were over 2,000 daily new cases reported in Singapore, following 2,268 and 2,236 infections reported on Wednesday and Tuesday, respectively. It is also the ninth day in a row where fatalities from the virus were reported.
Singapore's 94th and 95th COVID-19 fatalities were a 79-year-old female permanent resident and an 87-year-old Singaporean woman, who were among 40 people to have died from the disease this month.
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