Singapore Tan Tock Seng Hospital virus cluster increases to 27

Monday, May 03, 2021

Fourteen community coronavirus patients were among the 39 new infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Sunday, the Ministry of Health said, Channel news Asia reports.

Among them, 11 are linked to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital cluster and were detected from the ministry's proactive testing of patients, visitors and staff members at the hospital.

The cluster has now grown to 27 coronavirus patients. 

Of the other three community infections, one is currently unlinked while one is linked to the cleaner who was deployed at a community care facility in Tuas South. The third  patient is linked to the ICA officer who works at Changi Airport. 

There are no new infections in the migrant worker dormitories. 

The unlinked patient  is a 37-year-old foreign domestic worker from India. 

She arrived on January 13 and served her stay-home notice at a dedicated facility until January 27. Her test taken on January 26 during her stay-home notice was negative for the virus. She was then sent to her employer’s place of residence.

The woman was cound to have the coronavirus disease when she took a pre-departure test on April 29 in preparation for her return to India. Her test result came back positive the next day, and she was taken to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in an ambulance.