COVID-19 Daily Update 2020-03-18: 23 New Confirmed Cases, Total 266 in SG Now

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As of 18 March 2020, 10am, there are 266 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Singapore. On 17 March 2020, there were 23 new confirmed cases.

The 244th confirmed patient is a 53-year-old male Singaporean

  • 26 – 29 Feb 2020: in Germany 
  • 29 Feb – 7 Mar 2020: in Italy
  • 7 – 14 Mar 2020: in Switzerland 
  • 7 Mar 2020: developed symptoms
  • 15 Mar 2020: visited Gleneagles Hospital emergency department
  • 16 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID
  • Works at a home office at River Valley Road
  • Lives at Alexandra Road
  • Linked to Case 243

The 245th confirmed patient is a 76-year-old male Singaporean

  • No recent travel history to affected countries and regions
  • 12 Mar 2020: developed symptoms
  • 15 Mar 2020: sent to SGH via ambulance
  • Currently warded at SGH
  • 16 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Works at Marina One West Tower (9 Straits View) 
  • Lives at Boon Lay Drive

The 246th confirmed patient is a 39-year-old male Canadian National

  • 23 Feb – 7 Mar 2020: in Japan
  • 9 Mar 2020: developed symptoms
  • 15 Mar 2020: visited SGH
  • 16 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at SGH
  • Visited Singtel Comcentre (31 Exeter Road)
  • Lives at Tanjonh Pagar area

The 247th confirmed patient is a 41-year-old male Singaporean

  • 5-8 Mar 2020: in the United Kingdom
  • 8-10 Mar 2020: in France
  • 10-12 Mar 2020: in the United Kingdom
  • 16 Mar 2020: developed symptoms
  • 16 Mar 2020: visited NCID
  • 16 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID
  • Lives at Tampines Avenue 8

The 248th confirmed patient is a 23-year-old female Malaysian National who is a Singapore Work Pass Holder

  • 12-13 Mar 2020: in Malaysia
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID

The 249th confirmed patient is a 42-year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident

  • 4-16 Mar 2020: in United States
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID

The 250th confirmed patient is a 28-year-old male British national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder

  • 29 Feb – 14 Mar 2020: in United Kingdom and Austria
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID

The 251st confirmed patient is a 59-year-old female Singaporean

  • No recent travel history to affected countries and regions
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID
  • Family member of Case 186

The 252nd confirmed patient is a 66-year-old male Singaporean

  • 25-29 Feb 2020: in Malaysia
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID

The 253rd confirmed patient is a 24-year-old male Singaporean

  • 12 Feb-16 Mar 2020: in Spain
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID

The 254th case is a 43-year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident

  • 22 Feb-13 Mar 2020: in France
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID

The 255th confirmed patient is a 44-year-old male Swedish National who is a Singapore Work Pass holder

  • 1-9 Mar 2020: in Norway, Denmark and Sweden
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID

The 256th confirmed patient is a 32-year-old Filipino national who is a Singapore Work Pass holder

  • No recent travel history to affected countries and regions
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID
  • Linked to case 205

The 257th confirmed patient is a 19-year-old male French National, who is a Singapore Long Term Pass Holder

  • 16 Oct 2019- 14 Mar 2020: in the United Kingdom
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NUH

The 258th confirmed patient is a 47-year-old male Indian national

  • 9 Feb – 15 Mar 2020: in Europe
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID

The 259th confirmed patient is a 30-year-old female Singaporean

  • 7-9 Mar 2020: in Philippines
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID

The 260th confirmed patient is a 48-year-old female Singaporean

  • No recent travel history to affected countries and regions
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at Farrer Park Hospital

The 261st confirmed patient is a 30-year-old male American National, who is a Singapore Work Pass Holder

  • 23 Feb – 9 Mar 2020: in the United States
  • 9 to 15 Mar 2020: in France
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID

The 262nd confirmed patient is a 20-year-old female Indonesian national

  • Late Jan – 16 Mar 2020: in the United Kingdom
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID

The 263rd confirmed patient is a 52-year-old female Singaporean

  • 6-8 Mar 2020: in Spain
  • 8-9 Mar 2020: in Portugal 
  • 9 to 14 Mar 2020: in Spain
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID
  • Linked to case 266

The 264th confirmed patient is a 41-year-old female Indonesian national

  • 16 Mar 2020: arrived in Singapore
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID

The 265th confirmed patient is a 25-year-old female Singaporean

  • 6-14 Mar 2020: in the United Kingdom
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID

The 266th confirmed patient is a 63-year-old male Singaporean

  • 6-8 Mar 2020: in Spain
  • 8-9 Mar 2020: in Portugal 
  • 9 to 14 Mar 2020: in Spain
  • 17 Mar 2020: tested COVID-19 positive
  • Currently warded at NCID
  • Linked to case 263

Update on confirmed patients in Singapore

  • 114 fully recovered and discharged
  • 138 in hospital are mostly stable or improving
  • 14 in critical condition

Update on situation in China

  • 35 new cases
  • 81,151 cases in total
  • 11 new deaths
  • 3,242 deaths in total

Update on situation in South Korea

  • 93 new cases
  • 8,413 cases in total
  • 9 new deaths
  • 84 deaths in total

Free hand sanitiser to be dispensed to all Singapore household

  • All Singapore household will receive 500ml of free hand sanitiser
  • The sanitiser can be collected from and community club from 23 – 29 Mar or at any of CapitaLand’s 16 participating malls from 23 Mar to 5 Apr
  • A specific collection date will be provided to every household via pamphlets
  • Residents must bring the pamphlet to collect their free hand sanitiser
  • Residents can collect their santitisers on any day in the second week, should the miss the collection on the specified date
  • Learn more here

MOH advisory on deferring all non-essential travel

  • Travellers advised to defer all travel to Hubei Province in Mainland China
  • Advised to exercise caution when travelling to all affected countries, especially those which have exported cases
  • Countries with exported cases: Mainland China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
  • Learn more here
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