Singapore reports five virus patients, including two migrants

Monday, October 26, 2020

Singapore reported five new coronavirus patients as of noon on Sunday, taking the national tally to 57,970.

Two patients are locally transmitted and involve residents at foreign worker dormitories, said the Ministry of Health, Channel News Asia reports.

One patient was tested when he developed acute respiratory infection symptoms. The other person, who is asymptomatic, was detected through bi-weekly rostered routine testing.

Another three are imported, all of whom were placed on stay-home notice.

One imported patients involves a 66-year-old woman who traveled from Indonesia who is a short-term visit pass holder. She was allowed entry into Singapore to visit her child who is a permanent resident.

The woman is a contact of a previously confirmed patient, who is a 70-year-old Indonesian.

There are 51 confirmed patients still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit.

Thirty-three  are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for the coronavirus.

A total of 28 people in Singapore have died from complications due to the virus.