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COVID-19: Singapore detects 20 new cases, including 1 local transmission

Singapore has detected 20 new cases of COVID-19 infection, including 1 local transmission. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

11/4/2021 10:48:00 AM

Singapore has detected 20 new cases of COVID-19 infection, including 1 local transmission. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed the detection of 20 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore on Sunday (11 April), taking the country's total case count to 60,653.

Additionally, there are also 19 new imported cases, all of whom have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) since their arrival in Singapore.In its nightly update on Saturday, MOH said that the sole community case detected earlier that day was a 71-year-old female Indian national. The woman, a short-term visit pass holder and retiree, arrived in Singapore from India on 28 December last year and served her SHN at a dedicated facility until 10 January, during which time she tested negative for COVID-19.

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She developed a fever on 5 April and was tested again when she sought medical treatment the next day. Her test result came back positive for COVID-19 on 8 April and she was then conveyed to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases. A subsequent test on 9 April showed she was negative for COVID-19 infection.

Her serological test result has come back positive, which is indicative of a past infection. She could be shedding minute fragments of the virus RNA, which are no longer transmissible and infective to others, said MOH. Her case is currently considered unlinked. headtopics.com

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