3 new cases confirmed in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Three new cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Singapore, all with no recent travel history to China, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Sunday (Feb 9).
This takes the total number of cases in Singapore to 43. Of these, six are in critical condition in intensive care.
Four more people – cases 10, 13, 22 and 26 – were discharged from hospital on Sunday, said the ministry, meaning that six people in total have fully recovered from the infection.
The three new cases include a 71-year-old Singaporean man, a 39-year-old man from Bangladesh and a 54-year-old Singaporean man.
All three sought medical treatment more than once before being admitted to hospital, according to the health ministry.
A total of 22 coronavirus cases in Singapore have resulted from local transmission.
Of these, 15 have been found to have links with three coronavirus clusters here, said the ministry.
Contact tracing is underway for the other seven, including the three confirmed today « to establish if they are linked to previous cases or persons with travel history to mainland China », it said.