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Hwa Chong Institution student sole unlinked Covid-19 case among 7 new community infections, lowest since May 10

SINGAPORE — A student at Hwa Chong Institution was the sole Covid-19 community case with no known source of infection on Friday (June 4).

Hwa Chong Institution student sole unlinked Covid-19 case among 7 new community infections, lowest since May 10
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  • There were 13 Covid-19 cases reported on June 4
  • Of these, seven were in the community, one of which had no link to past cases
  • There were six imported cases and none in migrant workers’ dormitories
  • The number of cases with no known links in the community has edged up from 21 in the week before to 23 in the past week

 

SINGAPORE — A student at Hwa Chong Institution was the sole Covid-19 community case with no known source of infection on Friday (June 4).

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said that the 19-year-old Singaporean was last in school on May 18.

He developed a fever, sore throat and body aches on June 2 and sought medical treatment at a general practitioner’s clinic the next day.

“His polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result also came back positive for Covid-19 on the same day. His serology test result is pending,” MOH said.

There were six other community cases linked to previous cases — including a cleaning worker who works at Phoenix Entertainment KTV Music Lounge. 

The karaoke bar in Jurong is now a new cluster with three confirmed cases. 

Another cluster at cleaning solutions provider Hong Ye Group now has 27 cases after two more people were linked to it.

The seven community cases reported on Friday were the lowest recorded since May 10, when there were three.

On Friday, Singapore also reported six cases that were imported, making up a total of 13 cases in all.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has gone up slightly from 137 in the week before to 139 in the past week.

The number of cases with no known links in the community has also edged up from 21 in the week before to 23 in the past week.

There was also one new place that was added to MOH’s list of public places visited by Covid-19 cases while they were infectious: The NTUC FairPrice supermarket store at The Seletar Mall on June 1 between 7.55pm and 8.30pm.

NEW CASES LINKED TO HONG YE GROUP CLUSTER

  • An eight-year-old Singaporean boy who goes to Fuhua Primary School and was last in school on May 18

  • A 38-year-old Singaporean man who works as a driver at Wongso Limousine Services and is deployed by security firm Certis Cisco to take people placed on quarantine to government quarantine facilities. MOH said that the man wears full personal protective equipment while at work. He had transported two confirmed infected persons in his vehicle on May 23 who were later linked to this cluster.

CASES NOW LINKED TO PAST INFECTIONS

  • A 34-year-old Malaysian man who works as a car groomer at Kok Wang Car Grooming

  • A 64-year-old Singaporean woman who works as a cleaner at Phoenix Entertainment KTV Music Lounge and was last at work on May 15

  • A 31-year-old Singaporean man who works as a technical officer at marine surveyor company Fugro Singapore Land 

  • A 31-year-old Singaporean woman who works as an administrative staff member at Citibank and was last at work on May 28

IMPORTED CASES

The six new cases were all placed on stay-home notice upon their arrival here, MOH said.

They comprised two Singaporeans and four permanent residents who returned from India and the United Arab Emirates.

UPDATE ON REMAINING CASES

The total number of infections in Singapore is now 62,158.

Of these, 61,580 people have fully recovered and been discharged, including 23 on Friday.

There are still 229 patients in hospitals. Of these, most are stable or improving, and two are in critical condition.

Another 316 patients are isolated at community facilities. They have mild symptoms or are clinically well but still tested positive for Covid-19.

Thirty-three people have died from complications due to the disease.

 

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