An 88-year-old Singaporean lady, who was a part of the lately introduced Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) cluster, died from issues because of Covid-19 yesterday.
The Ministry of Well being mentioned final evening that she had been warded in Ward 9D from April 14, and was confirmed to have Covid-19 on April 28. She had a historical past of most cancers, hypertension, congestive cardiac failure, stroke and excessive levels of cholesterol. Singapore now has 31 deaths from the virus.
“In her final moments, particular preparations had been made for her household to videoconference her and go to her from outdoors her isolation room,” the hospital mentioned in a Fb submit final evening.
Three of the seven new neighborhood circumstances introduced yesterday are linked to the TTSH cluster – two ladies, aged 86 and 74, and a 70-year-old man.
All three are Singaporeans, and two are sufferers of Ward 9D. The 86-year-old lady is the partner of a affected person in the identical ward.
This brings the dimensions of the cluster to 16, together with the lady who died. 9 others are sufferers, one is a affected person’s partner, and 5 are workers, together with two medical doctors and a nurse. The nurse, who was the primary case detected, was working in Ward 9D.
Individually, the Ministry of Schooling (MOE) mentioned Edgefield Secondary Faculty in Punggol will shift to home-based studying this week after a 15-year-old pupil examined optimistic on Friday.
She developed a sore throat on Wednesday, and a runny nostril and lack of scent the subsequent day. She reported sick whereas she was at school on Thursday, and sought medical therapy at a normal practitioner (GP) clinic, the place she was examined.
Her consequence got here again optimistic the subsequent day, and he or she was taken to Nationwide College Hospital.
MOE mentioned college students, workers and exterior distributors who had been in shut contact with the coed shall be positioned below quarantine, and the varsity premises shall be completely cleaned and disinfected.
All different college students, workers and exterior distributors will have to be swabbed for the coronavirus.
Replace on circumstances
New circumstances: 34
Imported: 25 (5 S’poreans , 4 everlasting residents, 5 dependant’s cross holders, 4 work cross holders, 4 work allow holders, 2 short-term go to cross holders, 1 particular cross holder)
In neighborhood: 7
In dormitories: 2
New neighborhood circumstances prior to now week: 37 (10 unlinked circumstances)
Lively circumstances: 383
In hospitals: 111 (0 in ICU)
In neighborhood amenities: 272
Sufferers with Covid-19 who died from different causes: 15
Whole discharged: 60,750
Discharged yesterday: 14
TOTAL CASES: 61,179
MOE mentioned the transfer to on-line studying from Tuesday to Friday is as a result of it can take a while to finish and obtain the outcomes of the Covid-19 swab checks. Tomorrow is a faculty vacation.
MOE mentioned: “Pending their check outcomes, all these concerned within the faculty’s Covid-19 swab testing also needs to minimise contact with others and keep away from crowded locations as a precautionary measure.”
The fifth case introduced yesterday is a 19-year-old learning at Singapore Administration College (SMU). She had been attending lessons just about, aside from a bodily go to to SMU on April 21.
She arrived from India on Dec 28 final 12 months and served her stay-home discover (SHN) at a devoted facility. Whereas she was serving her SHN, she was recognized as an in depth contact of one other case throughout their flight right here, and was positioned on quarantine from Dec 29 to Jan 11.
She examined detrimental on Jan 8, however was detected when she took a pre-departure swab on April 28 for a visit. She was asymptomatic on the time, and was taken to Changi Normal Hospital when her consequence got here again optimistic the subsequent day.
The subsequent case is a 22-year-old Malaysian who works as a spa therapist at Spa 9 in Holland Drive. She developed a runny nostril on April 28 and sought medical therapy at a GP clinic, the place she was examined for Covid-19. Her check consequence got here again optimistic the subsequent day.
The ultimate case is a 50-year-old supervisor at DIC Asia Pacific in Shenton Method, who had gone to work solely on April 26 and 27 within the final month.
She had been in Japan from March 13 to April 9, and served her SHN upon her return to Singapore at a devoted facility till April 23. She examined detrimental on April 22.
She developed physique aches on April 27 and a fever the subsequent day, and sought medical therapy at a GP clinic on April 29, the place she was examined. Her check consequence got here again optimistic the subsequent day, and he or she was taken to the Nationwide Centre for Infectious Ailments.
Two circumstances had been reported within the dormitories: A 35-year-old Myanmar work allow holder and a 23-year-old Indian work allow holder. They stayed at Pasir Panjang Residence in Harbour Drive, had been absolutely vaccinated and had been asymptomatic when detected.
They had been 25 imported circumstances reported yesterday. They got here from quite a lot of areas together with Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Indonesia, the Philippines and Britain.