Singapore reports 1 new COVID-19 case, lowest daily figure since Feb 25

Singapore reports 1 new COVID-19 case, lowest daily figure since Feb 25

A view of a largely empty Changi Airport Terminal 2 a day before its 18-month closure due to the im
A view of a largely empty Changi Airport Terminal 2 on Apr 30, 2020. (File photo: Reuters/Edgar Su)

SINGAPORE: One new COVID-19 case was reported in Singapore as of noon on Monday (Nov 2), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The new case was imported and placed on stay-home notice upon their arrival in Singapore.

The imported infection, known as Case 58199, is asymptomatic. The 34-year-old woman is a work pass holder who travelled from the Philippines and was confirmed to have the coronavirus on Sunday.

All identified close contacts of the case have been isolated and placed on quarantine, and will be tested at the start and the end of their quarantine periods, said MOH. 

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There were no new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infections, said the health ministry. This is the third consecutive day of no new locally transmitted coronavirus infections in Singapore.

The new infection brings Singapore's total COVID-19 cases to 58,020.

This is the lowest daily figure of new COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore since Feb 25. 

MOH said overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of two cases in the past week. Both cases are currently unlinked. 

Further details can be found in MOH's daily situation report

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The health ministry said that Homestay Lodge at 39 Kaki Bukit Avenue 3 is no longer a cluster as there have been no more cases linked to the dormitory for the past two incubation periods. 

A cafe at Changi Airport was added to the list of places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period.

The case visited Heavenly Wang at Terminal 3 on Oct 22 between 7.05am and 7.40am. 

46 CASES STILL IN HOSPITAL

No new cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 57,924 have fully recovered from the infection.

There are currently 46 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 

Twenty-two cases are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19. 

As previously reported, 28 people in Singapore have died from complications due to COVID-19 infection.



10 MOSQUES TO GRADUALLY INCREASE NUMBER OF WORSHIPPERS 

Ten mosques in Singapore will gradually increase the number of worshippers to 250 each session by the end of the year as part of a trial. 

The selected mosques will offer three prayer zones of 50 people each from Nov 13 and progressively increase the spaces to 250 congregants in total, said the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) on Sunday. 

This comes after the Government announced in September it is progressively easing measures for religious activities and services.

Those attending the prayers must use the TraceTogether app or token for SafeEntry check-ins. 

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