Coronavirus Daily Update 2020-02-05: 6 New Cases Confirmed, Total 24 in SG Now

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As of 5 February 2020, 10am, there are 24 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Singapore. On 4 February 2020, there are 6 new confirmed cases. 4 of the 6 cases are locally transmitted.

The 19th confirmed case is a 28-year-old Singapore Permanent Resident

  • 29 Jan 2020: developed sore throat and fever
  • 30 Jan 2020: went to Tan Tock Seng Hospital emergency department. Discharged after a chest X-ray found she did not have pneumonia
  • 31 Jan 2020 – 2 Feb 2020: stayed at home
  • 3 Feb 2020: admitted to SGH
  • Worked at a health product store that serves primarily Chinese tourists

The 20th confirmed case is a 48-year-old Singaporean woman

  • 25 Jan 2020: developed symptoms
  • 3 Feb 2020: admitted to National Centre for Infectious Diseases
  • Lives at Hougang Street 61

The 21st case is a 44-year-old Indonesian national

  • 2 Feb 2020: developed symptoms
  • 3 Feb 2020: admitted to Singapore General Hospital
  • The maid of the 19th confirmed patient
  • Did not leave the house after she developed symptoms

The 22nd case is a 32-year-old Singaporean tour guide

  • Reported to show no symptoms when admitted to National Centre for Infectious Diseases
  • Brought tour groups to Yong Thai Hang, where the 19th and 20th confirmed patients worked at

The 23rd and 24th cases are Singaporeans

  • 30 Jan 2020: arrived from Wuhan (part of the 92 Singaporeans evacuated from Wuhan)
  • 3 Feb 2020: tested positive for Coronavirus, despite showing no symptoms
  • Both showed no symptoms on board the flight

Update on situation in China

  • 65 new deaths
  • 491 deaths in total
  • 3 887 new confirmed cases
  • 24 363 confirmed cases in total
  • Learn more about the situation in China here

Singapore’s first case of recovery

  • Singapore has discharged the first patient tested negative after being diagnosed with Coronavirus
  • Doctors said that he has been tested negative for 3 consecutive days, and they are sure that he is free of the virus
  • None of the confirmed patients in Singapore is in critical condition
  • Learn more about it here 

Exercise social responsibility and good personal hygiene to keep Coronavirus at bay

  • Stay at home if you are sick, avoid crowded areas
  • Wash your hands regularly and properly using soap and water
  • Observe Leave of Absence if you’ve recently travelled to China

Limited local transmission VS Widespread sustained community transmission

  • Limited local transmission: sources able to be identified
  • Widespread sustained community transmission: sources unable to be identified
  • Currently, the government has said the 4 locally transmitted cases are categorised under ‘limited local transmission’
  • With the help of Singaporeans together with the government, the spread of Coronavirus can still be contained
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