A Malaysian man who works as an operating theatre technician at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital is among the 13 new COVID19 cases in the community today
SINGAPORE: Thirteen community cases were among 25 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Tuesday (May 11), said the Ministry ...
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AdvertisementSeven of the 13 new community cases are linked to the Changi Airport cluster, while three are unlinked. The remaining three cases are linked to previous cases.UNLINKED COMMUNITY CASESOf the three unlinked community cases, one is a 27-year-old Malaysian man who works as a manufacturing operator at Siltronic Singapore.
He had not gone to work after the onset of symptoms. On May 6, he developed body aches and sought medical treatment at a general practitioner clinic on the same day, and he was given two days' medical leave.AdvertisementAdvertisementOn May 8, he developed a fever and cough and sought treatment at another general practitioner clinic at night. He was tested for COVID-19 on May 9, and his result came back positive the next day. His serology test result is negative. headtopics.com
The second unlinked case is a 50-year-old permanent resident who works as an IT support staff member at Kulicke and Soffa. He also works part-time as a barista at Starbucks at Plaza Singapura and a general worker at LBC Express at Lucky Plaza.He developed a cough and shortness of breath on May 6, but did not seek medical treatment, said MOH.
On the night of May 8, as his symptoms had persisted, he went to a general practitioner clinic, where he was tested for COVID-19 the next day. His test result came back positive on May 10.AdvertisementHis serology test result is negative. He received his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Apr 24 and has not received his second dose.
The third unlinked case is a 42-year-old Malaysian man who works as an operating theatre technician at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.He returned to Singapore on Jan 10 after a trip to Malaysia, and served his stay-home notice until Jan 24. His test taken on Jan 23 during his stay-home notice period was negative for COVID-19.
He developed a cough on Apr 21, but did not seek medical treatment, said MOH. His cough worsened and on May 10, he sought medical treatment at the hospital’s staff clinic, where he was tested for COVID-19. His test result came back positive on the same day. headtopics.com
"His Ct value was very high, which is indicative of a low viral load and his serology test result has come back positive. He could be shedding minute fragments of the virus RNA from a past infection which are no longer transmissible and infective to others," said the Health Ministry.
"However given that we are not able to definitively conclude when he had been infected, we will take all the necessary public health actions as a precautionary measure."LINKED COMMUNITY CASESThree community cases reported on Tuesday are linked to previous infections.
The first is a 72-year-old Singaporean who is a retiree. He is a family member and household contact ofCase 62969, a 38-year-old Grab driver who tested"preliminarily positive" for the B1617 COVID-19 variant from India.As he had been identified as a close contact of Case 62969, he was placed on quarantine on May 8. The next day, he developed a cough but did not report his symptoms to MOH.
On May 10, he was tested for COVID-19 during quarantine and his result came back positive the next day. His serology test result is pending. He received his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Feb 23, and the second dose on Mar 16.The second case is a 48-year-old Singaporean woman who works as a relief school library assistant, but had not gone to work after the onset of symptoms. headtopics.com
She is the spouse ofCase 63005, a 47-year-old Singaporean man working as a landscaper at NParks.As she had been identified as a close contact of Case 63005, she was placed on quarantine on May 8, and was tested for COVID-19 on May 10 during quarantine. On the same day, she developed a fever, cough and body aches.
Her test result came back positive the next day. Her serology test result is pending. Read more: CNA »
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