Of 14 new COVID cases in Singapore, 5 in community

·Editorial Team
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People take pictures of the sunrise on June 7, 2021 in Singapore. Singapore enters a month long heightened alert from May 16 to June 13 to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases in the local community. New restrictions on movements and activities have been introduced such as limiting social interaction to two, prohibiting dining out and a reduced operating capacity at shopping malls, offices and attractions. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
People take pictures of the sunrise on 7 June, 2021 in Singapore. (PHOTO: NurPhoto via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (7 June) confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, bringing the country's total case count to 62,210.

Of them, five are local cases in the community, with all linked to previous infections and already placed on quarantine. 

The remaining nine are imported, including two Singaporeans and three permanent residents who returned from Belgium, India, and the UK. The other imported cases are a work pass holder who arrived from the Philippines and three work permit holders who arrived from Indonesia and Malaysia, of whom one is a foreign domestic worker.

Monday marks the 43rd consecutive day with local cases reported. "Amongst the new cases today, 12 are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while two were symptomatic," said the MOH.

The ministry also on Monday night announced that all residents of Block 325A Sumang Walk in Punggol will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing after eight cases were detected in three different households in the block.

The latest case is a 13-year-old student at Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School who was confirmed as a case on Sunday.

Visitors who were at the block from 10 May to 5 June have also been encouraged by the MOH to come forward for testing, which will be conducted at the pavilion at Block 324 Sumang Walk across the next two days from 9am to 4pm.

Separately, the ministry noted that the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 128 in the week before to 105 in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 23 in the week before to 15 in the past week.

The total number of active COVID-19 clusters in Singapore remains at 47.

Atatcutz Singapore cluster: 2 new cases, 8 in total

The cluster was first linked to a 26-year-old Malaysian man who works as a delivery rider for Pizza Hut at Hougang Green and was confirmed to have COVID-19 on 1 June.

The two new additions to the cluster are:

  • a 34-year-old Singaporean man who works as a technical officer at Singapore Power and a part-time barber at Atatcutz Singapore

  • a 39-year-old male PR who is a manager at Prudential Services Singapore 

MINDSville@Napiri cluster: 2 new cases, 32 in total

The cluster is first linked to a 37-year-old Singaporean woman who is a resident at the home and was confirmed to have COVID-19 on 31 May.

The two new additions are both residents at the home who have been fully vaccinated against the virus.

All 255 staff and residents of MINDSville@Napiri have been tested for COVID-19 since the 37-year-old resident was confirmed.

'Case 63964' cluster: 1 new case, 6 in total

The cluster is named after the case number of a 61-year-old Singaporean woman who works at NTUC FairPrice at Clementi Avenue 3 and was confirmed to have COVID-19 on 1 June.

The latest addition is a 55-year-old Singaporean woman who works in an administrative role at Alco Engineering Trading. The fully-vaccinated woman is a family member of two cases and was placed on quarantine on 2 June.

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99% of total cases have recovered, 2 in ICU

With 25 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Monday, 61,660 cases – or 99.1 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.

Most of the 204 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while two of them are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

A total of 313 patients – with mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive – are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Apart from the 33 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications, 15 others who tested positive for the virus were determined to have died from unrelated causes, including three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and another four, whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.

Among the 159 confirmed cases reported from 1 to 7 June, 76 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 69 have tested negative, and 14 serology test results are pending.

In a national televised address last Monday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the government should be able to ease COVID-19 safe management restrictions after 13 June if the pandemic situation continues to improve and the number of community cases falls further.

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