Singapore confirms new COVID-19 case imported from PH

Marje Pelayo
Singapore

SINGAPORE — The country’s Ministry of Health (MOH) reported on Wednesday (March 11) additional 12 positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This brings the total number of active cases in Singapore to 82.

The 12 new positive COVID-19 patients involve three Filipino nationals, one is an imported case from the Philippines.

Case 178 has been identified as a 37-year-old Filipino male who works in Singapore.

He had been in the Philippines twice from February 11 to 19 and from February 23  to March 2 to visit a relative with pneumonia who has since passed on.

He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on March 11 morning.

He is currently warded in an isolation room at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH).

Meanwhile, another confirmed case (Case 167) is a family member of Case 178.

The patient is a 35 year-old female Filipino national who had been in the Philippines from February 11 to 17.

She is currently warded in an isolation room at NTFGH.

The MOH said Case 167 reported onset of symptoms on March 8 and had sought treatment at NTFGH the day after.

Subsequent test results confirmed COVID-19 infection on 10 March afternoon.

She is employed as a staff nurse at NTFGH and had been at work prior to hospital admission.

She stays at Jurong East Street 21 in Singapore.

Meanwhile, the third Filipino infected with COVID-19 is Case 172.

She is a 42 year-old female, also a Singapore Work Pass Holder.

She had been in the Philippines from February 27 to March 2.

She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection in the morning of March 1 and is currently in isolation at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

Overall, Singapore has recorded 96 patients discharged from hospital after recovering from COVID-19.

As of today, a total of 73 patients remain positive for COVID-19 in Singapore while 9 patients are in critical condition.

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