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7 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including 2 locally transmitted infections

7 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including 2 locally transmitted infections

People wearing face masks at Tanjong Katong Road on Sep 14, 2020. (Photo: Try Sutrisno Foo)

SINGAPORE: Seven new COVID-19 cases were reported in Singapore as of noon on Wednesday (Nov 4), said the Ministry of Health (MOH), adding that all of them were asymptomatic.

Two of the cases were locally transmitted and involved dormitory residents. They were detected through surveillance testing, said MOH.

The remaining five cases are imported infections. 

They include a dependant's pass holder who travelled from the United Arab Emirates and a work pass holder who arrived from Switzerland.

Three imported cases are work permit holders who arrived from Indonesia and Myanmar. 

All of them had been placed on stay-home notice upon their arrival in Singapore, MOH said. 

There were no new cases in the community.

The new infections bring Singapore's tally of COVID-19 cases to 58,036. 

READ: COVID-19: Singapore's Phase 3 reopening could last a year or more, says Gan Kim Yong

One more patient has been discharged from a community isolation facility, bringing Singapore's total recoveries to 57,938.

There are 44 cases still in hospital. Most of them are stable or improving, and no one is in the intensive care unit. Another 26 are being isolated and cared for at community facilities.

To date, 28 have died from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

The ministry said the overall number of new cases in the community has remained low, with one case in the past week, who is currently unlinked. Further details can be found in the health ministry's daily situation report

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NO REPORTS OF "LONG COVID" CASES IN SINGAPORE

No "long COVID" cases have been reported in Singapore so far, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said in a written parliamentary reply on Tuesday. 

Long COVID refers to lingering symptoms of the coronavirus after an infected person has recovered. Patients in some countries have reported severe fatigue, breathlessness, joint pain and other symptoms.

READ: No reports of 'long COVID' cases in Singapore so far: MOH

MAP: All the places that COVID-19 community cases visited while they were infectious

This could occur weeks or months after apparently recovering from COVID-19. It has affected people who had relatively mild symptoms of the coronavirus infection and those who suffered severe illness, reports said.

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Source: CNA/ad/zl

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