As of 3 May 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 657 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore. The breakdown is as follows:
a) Imported cases: 0
There are no imported cases today.
b) Cases in the community: 13 (10 Singaporeans/Permanent Residents, 3 Work Passes)
The number of new cases in the community has decreased, from an average of 21 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 11 per day in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased, from an average of 13 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 5 per day in the past week. We will continue to closely monitor these numbers, as well as the cases detected through our surveillance programme.
c) Work Permit holders (residing outside dormitories): 18
The number of new cases amongst Work Permit holders residing outside dormitories has decreased, from an average of 25 cases per day in the week before, to an average of 13 per day in the past week.
d) Work Permit holders (residing in dormitories): 626
We continue to pick up many more cases amongst Work Permit holders residing in dormitories, including in factory-converted dormitories, because of extensive testing in these premises.
2. Details of these trends can be found in MOH’s daily situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report). Please refer to Annex A for the summary of the confirmed cases.
3. Of the new cases, 87% are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing.
4. MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to Maxwell MRT station (50 Neil Road) for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed.
Links between previous cases found
5. In the past week (26 April to 2 May), MOH has uncovered links for 821 previously unlinked cases.
6. Further epidemiological investigations and contact tracing have uncovered links between previously announced and new cases. Please refer to Annex B and Annex C for details.
Cases from public healthcare sector
7. Case 17881 is a 34 year-old female Singapore Citizen who has no recent travel history to affected countries or regions. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 2 May, and is currently warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases.
8. She is employed as a nurse by the Health Promotion Board and is deployed to the community care facility at Singapore EXPO, but had not gone to work since onset of symptoms.
Update on condition of confirmed cases
9. 61 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 1,408 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.
10. There are currently 1,630 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 22 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 15,149 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19. 18 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.
11. Case 14744, an 86 year-old female Singapore Citizen, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 3 May 2020. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 27 April, and had a history of diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital has reached out to her family and is extending assistance to them.
12. The cause of death for Case 17410 is ischaemic heart disease.