COVID-19 Daily Update 2020-03-13: 9 New Confirmed Cases, Total 187 in SG Now

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As of 13 March 2020, 10am, there are 187 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Singapore. On 12 March 2020, there were 9 new confirmed cases.

The 179th confirmed patient is a 66-year-old female Singaporean

  • 22 Feb 2020: in Malaysia
  • 27 Feb 2020: developed symptoms
  • 29 Feb, 9 Mar, 11 Mar 2020: sought treatment at a GP clinic
  • 11 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Contact of case 121
  • Linked to the SAFRA Jurong cluster
  • Lives at Jurong West Street 73
  • Warded in NUH

The 180th confirmed patient is a 71-year-old male Singaporean

  • 27 Feb – 10 Mar 2020: in US
  • 12 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Warded in NCID

The 181st confirmed patient is an 83-year-old male Indonesian national 

  • 9 Mar 2020: arrived in Singapore
  • 12 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Warded in Gleneagles Hospital
  • Family member of case 182

The 182nd confirmed patient is a 76-year-old female Indonesian national 

  • 9 Mar 2020: arrived in Singapore
  • 12 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Warded in Gleneagles Hospital
  • Family member of case 181

The 183rd confirmed patient is a 29-year-old male Singaporean 

  • 29 Feb – 4 Mar 2020: in Malaysia
  • 12 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Attended a mass religious gathering at a mosque in Malaysia
  • Malaysian authorities had reported several confirmed COVID-19 cases linked to the above event
  • Warded in NCID

The 184th confirmed patient is a 35-year-old male Filipino national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder

  • 24 Feb – 1 Mar 2020: in Philippines
  • 12 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Linked to case 172

The 185th confirmed patient is a 34-year-old male Singaporean 

  • 22 Feb – 23 Feb 2020: in Malaysia
  • 12 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Linked to case 142
  • Warded in NCID

The 186th confirmed patient is a 64-year-old male Singaporean 

  • 12 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Linked to case 166
  • Warded in NCID

The 187th confirmed patient is a 48-year-old male Singaporean 

  • 28 Feb – 2 Mar 2020: in Malaysia
  • 12 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Attended a mass religious gathering at a mosque in Malaysia

Update on confirmed patients

  • 96 fully recovered and discharged
  • 91 in hospital are mostly stable
  • 9 in critical condition

Temporary closure of mosques and suspension of mosque activities

  • About 90 Singaporeans attended a mass event in KL which resulted in a number of individuals being tested positive for COVID-19
  • Muis understands that affected individuals are regular congregants at various local mosques and are likely to have frequented these mosques since their return from KL
  • The following preemptive steps will be enforced by Muis:
    • From 1 pm on 12 Mar 2020, 4 mosques will be closed — Masjid Muttaqin, Masjid Kassim, Masjid Hajjah Fatimah and Masjid Jamae Chulia
    • From 13 Mar 2020, all mosques will be closed for at least the next 5 days for disinfection
    • Mosques will cancel all mosque activities, lectures, religious classes and mosque based kindergarten sessions for the next 2 weeks (13 Mar – 27 Mar 2020)
  • Accordingly, with the concurrence of Mufti and the Fatwa committee, Friday prayers at all mosques on 13 Mar 2020 will be suspended
  • Muslims should perform their regular (Zuhur) prayers in place of the congregational prayers
  • Friday messages will be disseminated online in place of the sermon
  • Learn more here

#SGUNITED

  • PM Lee said that Singapore is not going into DORSCON RED although there is a spike in the number of cases
  • However, PM Lee assured Singaporeans that measures taken will be adjusted accordingly as the number of cases increase
  • Read more here

Singapore widens travel restrictions

  • ALL Singaporeans, permanent residents and long-term pass holders who travelled to Italy, France, Spain and Germany within the last 14 days will be issued with a Stay Home Notice
  • MOH advised Singaporeans to defer ‘all non-essential travel’ to Italy, France, Spain and Germany
  • MOH also cautioned Singaporeans to be careful when travelling to other countries hit by the deadly virus, including Indonesia, Philippines and the UK
  • Learn more here

Social-distancing measures for ticketed events

  • MOH announced that all ticketed cultural, sports and entertainment events with 250 participants or more are to be deferred or cancelled
  • For other mass gatherings including private functions and religious services, MOH advised to reduce the number of people to less than 250
  • Learn more here

Update on situation in Italy

  • 827 new deaths
  • 1016 deaths in total
  • 2651 new cases
  • 15 113 cases in total
  • Learn more here

Update on situation in China

  • 7 new cases
  • 80 814 cases in total
  • 3177 deaths
  • 8 new deaths
  • Learn more here
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