COVID-19 Daily Update 2020-03-26: 73 New Confirmed Cases, Total 631 in SG Now

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As of 26 March 2020, 10am, there are 631 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Singapore. On 25 March 2020, there were 73 new confirmed cases.

Of the 73 new cases, 38 are imported cases. (Cases 559, 560, 561, 562, 563, 564, 565, 568, 569, 571, 574, 575, 576, 579, 582, 587, 588, 590, 591, 592, 593, 595, 596, 599, 600, 607, 608, 611, 613, 615, 616, 620, 622, 623, 625, 627, 628, and 629) with travel history to Europe, North America, ASEAN countries, and other parts of Asia.

Of the remaining 35, 27 are linked cases (Case 570 was in contact with Case 597; Case 577 was in contact with Cases 527; Case 578 was in contact with Case 532; Case 580 was in contact with Case 518; Case 585 was in contact with Case 523; Case 597 was in contact with Case 570; Case 619 was in contact with Case 557; Case 630 was in contact with Case 532; Case 631 was in contact with Case 453).

2 new clusters have emerged at PCF Fengshan and Dover Court International School. Cases 566, 567, 572, 583, 584, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 609, 610, 612, 614, 617 and 624 are part of the PCF Fengshan cluster. Cases 618 and 626 are part of the Dover Court International School cluster.

8 are currently unlinked (Cases 573, 581, 586, 589, 594, 598, 606 and 621).

 

Update on confirmed patients in Singapore

  • 160 fully recovered and discharged
  • 404 in hospital are mostly stable or improving
  • 17 in critical condition
  • 2 deaths in total

Update on situation in China

  • 67 new cases
  • 81,285 cases in total
  • 6 new deaths
  • 3,287 deaths in total

Update on situation in Italy

  • 5,210 new cases
  • 74,386 cases in total
  • 683 new deaths
  • 7503 deaths in total

All PCF centres to close for four days

  • 14 employees, including the principal, in PAP Community Foundation (PCF) Fengshan were infected with COVID-19
  • From Thursday (26 Mar), all PCF centres will be closed
  • 17 Mar: The principal felt well when she went to work but developed symptoms in the afternoon
  • 17 Mar: She held a meeting with other employees and also attended a course with other pre-school staff in the evening.
  • 18 Mar: She went to see a doctor and had medical leave until 20 Mar
  • Most of the employees who were tested positive for COVID-19 developed symptoms from 20 Mar and over the weekend
  • Learn more here

Singapore’s economy shrinks by 2.2% in 1st quarter

  • The local economy has shrunk by 2.2% year-on-year in the first quarter of this year
  • This is due to COVID-19 outbreak and global measures to prevent its spread
  • Construction and service industries were worst hit
  • As a result, MTI has further downgraded the local GDP growth forecast for 2020 between -4% and -1%
  • Learn more here

Malaysia Lockdown extended but not temporary housing support

  • Malaysia extended its national lockdown beyond its initial two-week period to 14 April
  • Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said temporary housing support for Malaysian workers will not be extended beyond 31 March
  • Thousands of Malaysian work permit holders who usually travel through the border daily have been housed temporarily in Singapore after Malaysia implemented its lockdown on March 18
  • MOM urges employers to decide how to best house their affected workers for the sake of their own long-term sustainability and business continuity.
  • Learn more here
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