Covid-19: 15-year-old student from St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary among confirmed cases on June 13 – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world

Covid-19: 15-year-old student from St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary among confirmed cases on June 13 – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 347 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (June 13).

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 40,197.

The majority of the reported infections are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories.

Community cases

Among the confirmed cases, there are five in the community.

Of the five, three had been picked up as a result of the government’s proactive surveillance and screening, and one had already been placed on quarantine.

In addition, two are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents and three are Work Pass holders.

Both Singaporean cases were detected through proactive screening.

The first one, Case 39893, was tested as part ofMOH’s proactive testing of school students above the age of 12 diagnosed with acute respiratory infection (ARI) at first presentation to a doctor.

Her serological test result has come back positive, which is indicative of a past infection.

The epidemiological evidence suggests that she was likely to have been infected during the Circuit Breaker period, and not after school re-opening.

The other case, Case 39901, was swabbed as she works at SCM Tuas Lodge, a dormitory.

Summary of confirmed cases so far

There are currently 228 confirmed cases who are still in hospitals.

Of these, most are stable or improving, and one is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

11,135 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.

768 more cases have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

In total, 28,808 cases have recovered from the virus and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities.

One new death

26 have passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection.

Case 161, a 73 year-old male Singapore Citizen, has passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection on June 12.

He was confirmed to have Covid-19 infection on March 9, and had a history of hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and chronic kidney disease.

The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them.

Places visited by community cases

MOH has identified several locations as public places that confirmed Covid-19 cases had visited for more than 30 minutes during their infectious period.

On Saturday (June 13), MOH updated the list with six more public locations.

The new locations are:

Here are the details of all the locations visited by cases in the community when they were still infectious:

One new cluster on June 13

One new cluster was reported today.

15 of the newly confirmed cases are linked to 28 previous cases to form a new cluster at a dormitory at 50 Tech Park Crescent.

Top image from Singapore General Hospital/Facebook.

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