Covıd-19, Ministry Of Health

Covıd-19, Ministry Of Health

2 new COVID-19 clusters including Redhill Close; 15 new community cases in Singapore

2 new COVID-19 clusters including Redhill Close; 15 new community cases in Singapore

22/6/2021 6:09:00 PM

2 new COVID-19 clusters including Redhill Close; 15 new community cases in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 15 new COVID-19 cases in the community as of noon on Tuesday (Jun 22), including five with no links to previous cases.

AdvertisementAdvertisementTwo new clusters were identified - one involving cases linked to 90 Redhill Close and one involving cases linked to Case 64233, a 41-year-old foreign domestic worker.NEW CLUSTER AT 90 REDHILL CLOSEOne unlinked community case and two linked community cases formed a new cluster at 90 Redhill Close. This followed a mandatory testing exercise for residents of

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seven housing blocks in Redhill, including 90 Redhill Close.The unlinked case, identified as Case 64379, was a 79-year-old Singaporean retiree. He developed a fever and cough on Jun 21 but did not seek medical attention.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe man's infection was detected on Jun 21 as part of community surveillance testing for residents of the Redhill Close area. His serology test result was negative.

One of the linked community cases was his family member - a 69-year-old Singaporean retiree.She developed a sore throat, nausea and vomiting on Jun 21 and sought treatment at Singapore General Hospital on the same day.The woman was tested for COVID-19 then, with her result coming back positive the next day. Her serology test result was negative.

AdvertisementThe other new case was a close contact of Case 64379 - an unemployed 50-year-old Singaporean woman. Her infection was detected as part of community surveillance testing for residents of the Redhill Close area on Jun 21.The woman developed a fever and her test result came back positive on the same day. Her serology test result was pending.

NEW CLUSTER INVOLVING FOREIGN DOMESTIC WORKERAnother new cluster was identified involvingCase 64233, a Filipino foreign domestic worker who tested positive for COVID-19 on Jun 14.One new community case was linked to this cluster on Tuesday - a 52-year-old consultant at Syndicate Road. He was fully vaccinated and had been working from home since May 1, said MOH.

The man, a permanent resident, was a household contact of Case 64233. He was also a family member of an earlier case involving a 12-year-old student at Tanglin Trust School, whose infection was confirmed on Jun 16.He was placed on quarantine on Jun 15, and his results for tests taken on Jun 15 and Jun 18 came back negative for COVID-19.

He subsequently developed a fever and runny nose on Jun 20 and was tested again the next day, his result coming back positive then.His serology test result was negative for the N antigen, suggesting the presence of early infection, said MOH.UNLINKED CASES

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A 26-year-old analyst at Deutsche Bank was among the five unlinked cases reported on Tuesday. She developed symptoms on Jun 15 and Jun 17 and went to a doctor on Jun 17 but declined to be tested for COVID-19.After a household contact, Case 64373, tested positive on Jun 21, the Deutsche Bank employee visited a clinic on the same day and was tested. Both her antigen rapid test (ART) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test came back positive.

Three retirees and a 36-year-old driver at Omni Aquatic Supplies were the other unlinked cases reported on Tuesday.READ: F&B outlets 'very happy' to resume dine-in amid 'challenging' two-people ruleIMPORTED CASESThere were also three imported cases, all of which had been placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon their arrival in Singapore. Two were returning Singaporeans or permanent residents.

No new infections were reported in migrant workers' dormitories.In all, Singapore reported 18 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.READ: 44-year-old man with history of diabetes dies from COVID-19 complications, Singapore’s death toll now 35TESTING FOR BUKIT MERAH CENTRAL FAIRPRICE OUTLET

The health ministry said it was investigating cases of COVID-19 among people who visited the NTUC FairPrice branch at 166 Bukit Merah Central.The supermarket's staff will undergo COVID-19 tests in order to disrupt any"wider, undetected community transmission", said MOH. Free COVID-19 tests will also be offered to people who visited the supermarket between Jun 3 and 21.

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