COVID-19 Daily Update 2020-03-21: 40 New Confirmed Cases, Total 385 in SG Now

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As of 21 March 2020, 10am, there are 385 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Singapore. On 21 March 2020, there were 40 new confirmed cases.

Of the 40 new cases, 30 are imported cases. (Cases 346, 347, 349, 351, 352, 354, 355, 356, 357, 360, 362, 363, 365, 366, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 383 & 385) with travel history to Europe, North America, ASEAN and other parts of Asia. Out of the 30 imported cases, 29 were Singapore citizens, permanent residents, or long-term pass holders.

Of the remaining 10 cases, 7 were linked to previous cases. 

 

Case 348 is linked to Case 227.

Case 353 is linked to Case 177.

Case 354 is linked to Case 265.

Case 359 is linked to Case 321.

Case 361 is linked to Case 318.

Case 364 is linked to Case 224.

Case 366 is linked to Case 304.

Case 367 is linked to Case 338.

Case 368 is linked to Cases 225 and 294.

3 are currently unlinked  (Cases 350, 358 & 384).

Update on confirmed patients in Singapore

  • 131 fully recovered and discharged
  • 254 in hospital are mostly stable or improving
  • 16 in critical condition

First 2 Deaths in Singapore

Case 90

  • Old woman in her 70s; linked to the cluster at The Life Church and Missions Singapore
  • History of chronic heart disease and hypertension
  • Had not travelled recently to affected countries or regions
  • Stayed in her home at Bishan Street 12 prior to admission to hospitral
  • 9 Feb: Onset of symptoms
  • 23 Feb: Admitted to NCID for pneumonia and tested positive for COVID-19
  • 21 Mar: Developed serious complications and died at about 7.50am (26 days after being in ICU)

Case 212

  • Indonesian man in his 60s, was a contact of Case 289
  • History of heart disease
  • 9 Mar: Onset of symptoms and was hospitalised in Indonesia for pneumonia
  • 13 Mar: Arrived in Singapore and sought treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital; admitted in critical condition to NCID
  • 14 Mar: Tested positive for COVID-19
  • 21 Mar: developed serious complications and died at 10.15am ( 9 days after being in ICU)

Update on situation in China

  • 41 new cases
  • 81,008 cases in total
  • 7 new deaths
  • 3,255 deaths in total
  • Learn more here

Update on situation in Italy

  • 627 new cases
  • 47,021 cases in total
  • 627 new deaths
  • 4032 deaths in total
  • Learn more here

New mobile app, TraceTogether, launched in Singapore to improve Contact Tracing

  • This Friday (20 Mar), a new mobile application called TraceTogether was developed by GovTech in collaboration with MOH to improve contact tracing.
  • Users can “proactively help” boost contact tracing efforts
  • App uses short-distance Bluetooth signals to detect other user’s phones and records encounters
  • The records will be kept in the local storage of the users’ phones and will not be sent to authorities
  • Learn more here

Scan QR code to download app

 

Firms encouraged to impose Leave of Absence (LOA) on staff who have travelled over March Holidays

  • On Friday (20 Mar), MOM said they urge companies to give LOA to employees who have travelled during the holidays
  • If they do so, companies (even those who are self-emloyed) can claim $100 daily support under the Leave of Absence Support Programme.
  • Learn more here
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