Coronavirus Daily Update 2020-02-07: 2 New Cases Confirmed, Total 30 in SG Now

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As of 7 February 2020, 10am, there are 30 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Singapore. On 6 February 2020, there were 2 new confirmed cases. 1 of the 2 cases has no travel history to China or apparent link with previous cases

The 29th confirmed patient is a 41-year-old male Singaporean

  • 28 Jan 2020: developed a fever
  • 29 Jan 2020: Visited General Practitioner 1
  • 30 Jan 2020: Visited General Practitioner 2
  • 3 Feb 2020: admitted to Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
  • 5 Feb 2020: tested Coronavirus positive
  • No travel history to China nor any contact with previous cases

The 30th confirmed patient is a 27-year-old male Singaporean

  • Feb 6: tested Coronavirus positive, warded at NCID
  • Attended a private business meeting at Grand Hyatt Singapore, which was reported to have confirmed cases \

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Update on situation in China

  • 73 new deaths
  • 636 deaths in total
  • 3 143 new confirmed cases
  • 31 161 confirmed cases in total
  • 4 800 of the confirmed cases are in critical condition
  • Learn more about the situation in China here

How are confirmed patients in Singapore doing?

  • MOH reported that 2 of the patients’ conditions have deteriorated
  • 1 is in critical condition in the intensive care unit, 1 requires additional oxygen support
  • The other patients are in stable condition, most are improving

Stepped up measures in Singapore

  • Now MANDATORY for all workers returning from Mainland China to be placed on a 14-day Leave of Absence(LOA)
  • All employers to report to MOM when their workers are returning so that their return can be staggered
  • For those with difficulties finding accommodation for their working to serve the LOA, the Government will work with them to provide dorm facilities
  • $100 a day will be provided to support the employers with workers on LOA, and MOM will waive the foreign worker levy for LOA period
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DORSCON framework

  • Singapore is dealing with the Coronavirus using the DORSCON (Disease Outbreak response System Condition) framework. This includes the measures taken
  • Colour-coded system: Green, Yellow, Orange, Red
  • Different colours indicate what needs to be done to prevent and reduce the impact of infections
  • Currently, Singapore is at DORSCON yellow
  • Learn more about DORSCON framework here

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Disinfection of homes possibly exposed to Novel Coronavirus

  1. Preparation
    Wear surgical mask and gloves
    Don’t touch your face
    Open the windows
  2. For surfaces
    Prepare disinfectant/ bleach solution to mop floor from one end of the home to another
    Soak cloths with disinfectant/ bleach solution
    Wipe all frequently touched areas and toilet surfaces
  3. For fabrics
    Machine wash beddign and other fabrics with detergent
    For full instructions, see NEA guidelines at http://go.gov.sg/NEAhomes1
  4. Finishing up
    Mop once more
    Throw all cloths used in a double-lined trash bag
    Remove gloves, then wash your hands with soap and water
    Remove mask, then wash your hands with soap and water
    Throw gloves into a double-lined trash bag. Separate clean-up waste from other household waste
    Take a shower
    Change your clothes
    Air your home
  5. Refer to http://go.gov.sg/NEAhomes for more information
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