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Coronavirus in Singapore: Of the 43 cases so far, 26 are male, 17 female; local cases now exceed imported ones

The Straits Times outlines the details of the 43 cases of coronavirus in Singapore so far.


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Updated: February 10, 2020

On Jan 23, the Ministry of Health reported the first case of coronavirus in Singapore. As of Feb 9, there have been a total of 43 cases, of which 22 are locally transmitted, the ministry said.

The early patients were tourists from Wuhan. In the past week, local transmissions started appearing and now exceed imported ones.

As of Feb 9, six patients have been discharged – five China nationals and one Singaporean, who had been evacuated from Wuhan. But six patients – up from four on Feb 8 – are in critical care.

An analysis by The Straits Times shows that of the 43 so far:

* 26 patients are male and 17 female

* 16 are visitors from China, 22 are Singaporeans, two are Singapore permanent residents, one is a domestic worker from Indonesia, and two are Singapore work pass holders, one from China and the other from Bangladesh
* The median age of all patients is 41 years. The median for Singaporeans is 43.5 years and for China nationals is 37.5 years

* The youngest is six months old and the oldest 73 years old; there is also one teenager – a 17-year-old boy

* Five of the 43 are under the age of 30

* Eleven are in their 50s. Coincidentally, five are aged 56

Four clusters of patients have since emerged:

1. Scoot flight on Jan 30 that evacuated 92 Singaporeans in Wuhan: So far, four passengers have tested positive for the virus (Cases 15, 17, 22 and 23)

2. Yong Thai Hang health products store in Cavan Road: It was visited by a tour group from Guangxi, China, on Jan 23. So far, 10 patients have traceable links to that visit (Cases 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 34 and 40)

3. Grand Hyatt business meeting on Jan 20-22: So far, three Singapore residents – and four foreigners who have since left – at the meeting have the virus (Cases 30, 36 and 39)

4. The Life Church and Missions in Paya Lebar: Five people linked to it have tested positive (Cases 8, 9, 31, 33 and 38)

Here are the details of the 43 so far.

We will continue to update the cases as the story develops.

CASE 1: MAN FROM WUHAN
On Jan 20, the 66-year-old Chinese national from Wuhan flew into Singapore with nine companions.

Aside from his son – eventually Case No 3 – the rest left for Malaysia before it was confirmed he had the virus.

On the day he arrived, he had a sore throat but no fever. The next day, he developed a fever and a cough, and on Jan 22, went to Singapore General Hospital’s (SGH) emergency department.

He was classified as a suspect case and isolated in view of his symptoms and recent travel history to Wuhan. He was diagnosed to have pneumonia.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) was notified at about 10pm the same day. He was confirmed to have the coronavirus at 6pm on Jan 23.

Prior to going to SGH, he stayed at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa in Sentosa. He said that he had kept to the vicinity of the hotel.

CASE 2: WOMAN FROM WUHAN, TRAVELLED WITH CASES 13 & 26/SECOND TO BE DISCHARGED, ON FEB 7
On Jan 21, a 53-year-old woman from Wuhan arrived in Singapore. She said she was asymptomatic during the flight but developed a fever and a cough later that day.

On Jan 22, she went to Raffles Hospital for treatment and was transferred to Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s (TTSH) emergency department. She was classified as a suspect case, isolated, and MOH was notified. On Jan 23, she was admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

She was confirmed positive for the virus on Jan 24.

Prior to going to hospital, she stayed at J8 Hotel in Townshend Road and had visited Orchard Road, Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. She had travelled on public transport, including MRT and taxi.

The woman – who wanted to be known only as Ms Jiang – recovered from the coronavirus and was discharged on Feb 7. She was the second person to be discharged, after a 35-year-old man from Wuhan (Case 7).

CASE 3: MAN FROM WUHAN/SON OF CASE 1
The 36-year-old man is the son of Case 1 and part of the group that arrived on Jan 20. He was isolated as a suspect case at SGH on Jan 23 at 6.30pm as he was showing symptoms. On Jan 24, he tested positive for the virus.

CASE 4: MAN FROM WUHAN
On Jan 22, a 36-year-old man from Wuhan arrived with his family and they stayed at Village Hotel Sentosa.

He reported being asymptomatic during the flight.

He developed a cough on Jan 23 and went to Sengkang General Hospital’s (SKH) emergency department on Jan 24.

He was classified a suspect case and isolated, and confirmed as having the virus on Jan 25.

CASE 5: WOMAN FROM WUHAN
The 56-year-old woman from Wuhan arrived with her family on Jan 18 and stayed at their home in Ceylon Road.

She said she was asymptomatic during the flight and developed symptoms on Jan 24.

She was conveyed by ambulance to Tan Tock Seng Hospital on Jan 26, classified a suspect case and isolated at NCID. She was confirmed as being infected on Jan 27. She said she had stayed at home since she got symptoms on Jan 24.

CASE 6: MAN FROM WUHAN
The 56-year-old man from Wuhan arrived with his family on Jan 19 and stayed at their home, a condominium in Pasir Ris Grove.

He said he did not have symptoms during the flight but developed them on Jan 25. He went to Changi General Hospital (CGH) in a private hire car on Jan 26, and the virus was confirmed on Jan 27.

CASE 7: MAN FROM WUHAN/FIRST TO BE DISCHARGED, ON FEB 4
The 35-year-old man from Wuhan arrived on Jan 23 with family and friends. He stayed at the Marina Bay Sands and travelled on public transport.

He said he was asymptomatic during the flight here but developed symptoms on Jan 24. He went to Raffles Hospital via public transport the same day and was sent to NCID via an ambulance. He was confirmed to have the virus on Jan 27.

On Feb 4, he was discharged, becoming the first patient to leave the hospital.

CASE 8: MAN FROM WUHAN/HUSBAND OF CASE 9/PART OF THE LIFE CHURCH AND MISSIONS CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 9, 31, 33 AND 38
A 56-year-old man from Wuhan and his wife (Case 9) arrived on Jan 19 and stayed with their family in Lorong Lew Lian.

He started feeling sick on Jan 24.

On Jan 27, he and his wife took a taxi to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and he was sent to NCID. He was confirmed to have the virus on Jan 29.

While here, he had visited The Life Church and Missions in Paya Lebar, which later saw more cases.

CASE 9: WOMAN FROM WUHAN/WIFE OF CASE 8/PART OF THE LIFE CHURCH AND MISSIONS CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 8, 31, 33 AND 38
The 56-year-old woman from Wuhan arrived with her husband (Case 8) on Jan 19 and stayed with their family in Lorong Lew Lian.

She was fine on the flight but became sick on Jan 24.

She and her husband took a taxi to Tan Tock Seng Hospital on Jan 27 and sent to NCID. She was confirmed to have the virus on Jan 29.

While here, she also visited the Life Church and Missions in Paya Lebar, which later saw more cases.

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CASE 10: MAN FROM WUHAN/DISCHARGED ON FEB 9
The 56-year-old man from Wuhan arrived on Jan 20 and worked and lived on board a cargo vessel.

He said he did not have symptoms on his flight here. He developed symptoms on Jan 21.

He was admitted to NCID on Jan 28 after being identified as a suspect case at a health screening station at Marina South Pier. He was confirmed as having the virus on Jan 29. He was discharged on Feb 9.

CASE 11: WOMAN FROM WUHAN/TRAVELLING COMPANION OF CASE 4
The 31-year-old woman from Wuhan arrived on Jan 22 and was a travelling companion of Case 4.

She said she had no symptoms during the flight.

She was quarantined on Jan 26 – two days after Case 4 was admitted to hospital. She developed symptoms on Jan 27 and was admitted to NCID. She was confirmed with the virus on Jan 29.

CASE 12: WOMAN FROM WUHAN/TRAVELLING COMPANION OF CASE 18
The 37-year-old woman from Wuhan arrived with her family on Jan 22.

She stayed at Village Hotel Sentosa as well as Hotel 81 Princess and Home Suite View Hotel, both in Lorong 12 Geylang.

She said she had visited Orchard Road and Geylang and had travelled by taxi.

She reported not having symptoms on the flight but developed them on Jan 26.

She took a taxi to TTSH that same day and was isolated at NCID. She was confirmed with the virus on Jan 29.

CASE 13: WOMAN FROM WUHAN/CLOSE CONTACT OF CASE 2
The 73-year-old woman from Wuhan arrived with her family on Jan 21.

She reported that she was asymptomatic during her flight.

She was a close contact of Case 2, who was warded on Jan 22. MOH said “multiple attempts” were made to contact the 73-year-old woman. She was finally located on Jan 28 and she reported having symptoms the same day.

She was conveyed by ambulance to NCID and confirmed to have the virus on Jan 30.

Prior to going to hospital, she stayed at ParkRoyal Collection Pickering in Upper Pickering Street and Oasia Hotel Downtown in Peck Seah Street.

She said she had visited Changi Airport and Jewel and had travelled by private-hire car and taxi.

CASE 14: MAN FROM CHINA WHO HAS A SINGAPORE WORK PASS
The 31-year-old Chinese national – who has a Singapore work pass – was on a trip to Hubei and arrived from Wuhan on Jan 26. He lives in Jurong East Street 13.

He reported being asymptomatic during the flight and developed symptoms on Jan 28.

He sought treatment at a GP clinic on Jan 30 and was conveyed by ambulance to NCID. He was confirmed to have the virus that night.

CASE 15: SINGAPOREAN WOMAN EVACUATED FROM WUHAN/FIRST SINGAPOREAN PATIENT/PART OF SCOOT CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 17, 22 AND 23
The 47-year-old Singaporean woman had travelled to Wuhan with her family.

On Jan 30, she was among the 92 Singaporeans evacuated from Wuhan on a Scoot flight. They arrived at about 11.40am.

She was reportedly asymptomatic when she boarded the plane. At Changi Airport, she was found to have a fever during a screening and was conveyed to NCID. She tested positive on Jan 31.

CASE 16: MAN FROM WUHAN
The 38-year-old Chinese national arrived from Wuhan on Jan 22.

He said he was asymptomatic during his flight,

He developed symptoms on Jan 23 and took a taxi to SGH on Jan 29 where he was classified a suspect case and warded.

He said he had stayed at his home in Nathan Road prior to going to hospital.

He was confirmed with the virus on Jan 31.

CASE 17: SINGAPOREAN WOMAN EVACUATED FROM WUHAN/PART OF SCOOT CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 15, 22 AND 23
The 47-year-old Singaporean was in Wuhan and also on the Scoot flight that evacuated Singaporeans on Jan 30.

She said she was asymptomatic when she boarded the flight.

At Changi Airport, she was found to have a fever during screening and was conveyed to NCID.

She tested positive on Jan 31.

CASE 18: WOMAN FROM WUHAN/TRAVELLING COMPANION OF CASE 12
The 31-year-old Chinese national had arrived from Wuhan on Jan 22 with Case 12.

She was identified as Case 12’s travelling companion on Jan 30.

She was quarantined in government facilities in the early hours on Jan 31 and taken later in the day to NCID in an ambulance. She reported having a cough from Jan 30.

She tested positive on Feb 1.

She said she had not left her room at Home Suite View Hotel in Lorong 12 Geylang before she was quarantined.

CASE 19: SINGAPORE PERMANENT RESIDENT/FIRST LOCAL TRANSMISSION CLUSTER/PART OF YONG THAI HANG CLUSTER/WIFE OF CASE 27, MOTHER OF CASE 28 AND EMPLOYER OF CASE 21/LINK TO CASES 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 34, 40
The 28-year-old Singapore permanent resident works at Yong Thai Hang in Cavan Road, a health products store that caters to Chinese tourists.

On Jan 23, a group from Guangxi visited the shop.

On Jan 29, she had a sore throat and fever and sought treatment at a GP clinic.

On Jan 30, she went to TTSH’s emergency department and was discharged when her chest X-ray came back negative for pneumonia.

She said she did not leave her home in Jalan Bukit Merah from Jan 31 to Feb 2.

On Feb 3, she went to SGH. She was diagnosed with pneumonia, classified a suspect case and isolated.

She was confirmed to have the virus on Feb 3.

This was the first case involving someone who had no recent travel history to China.

It was also the first emergence of a local cluster, and could be traced to the Chinese tour group from Guangxi which visited Singapore from Jan 22 to Jan 23 before going to Malaysia. The tourists came back via Woodlands early on Jan 27 and left Changi Airport for China a few hours later.

It was later confirmed that two members of the group were found to be positive for the virus in China.

CASE 20: SINGAPOREAN/PART OF YONG THAI HANG CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 19, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 34, 40
The 48-year-old Singaporean has no recent travel history to China. She lives in Hougang Street 61.

She works at Yong Thai Hang health products shop – where a Chinese tour group from Guangxi visited on Jan 23 – and is a colleague of Case 19.

She said she started having symptoms on Jan 25.

On Feb 3, she went to NCID. As she is a colleague of Case 19, she was classified a suspect case. She was confirmed with the virus on Feb 4.

CASE 21: INDONESIAN MAID/PART OF YONG THAI HANG CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 19, 20, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 34, 40
The 44-year-old Indonesian woman works as a maid for Case 19 at their home in Jalan Bukit Merah.

She started having symptoms on Feb 2.

On Feb 3, she was admitted to SGH emergency department and was confirmed with the virus on Feb 4.

She said she had not left her employer’s home since she started getting symptoms.

CASE 22: SINGAPOREAN MAN/PART OF SCOOT FLIGHT CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 15, 17, 23/DISCHARGED ON FEB 9
The 41-year-old Singaporean man was among those evacuated from Wuhan by Scoot on Jan 30.

He had no symptoms on the flight but was put on quarantine when he landed.

He tested positive on Feb 3 despite continuing to show no symptoms. He was warded at NCID. He was discharged on Feb 9.

CASE 23: SINGAPOREAN TEENAGER/PART OF SCOOT CLUSTER/LINKS TO CASES 15, 17 AND 22
The 17-year-old Singaporean boy was also part of the Wuhan evacuation flight that came back on Jan 30.

He did not have any symptoms on board and was put under quarantine upon landing in Singapore.

He tested positive on Feb 3 despite being asymptomatic and was warded at NCID.

CASE 24: SINGAPOREAN FEMALE TOUR GUIDE/WIFE OF CASE 25/PART OF YONG THAI HANG CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 19, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28, 29, 34, 40

The 32-year-old Singaporean woman is a tour guide who had taken groups to Yong Thai Hang at Cavan Road, the shop where Cases 19 and 20 are employees. This included a group from Guangxi on Jan 23.

She lives in Buangkok Green and works in Jalan Besar, and had no recent travel history to China.

She had a fever on Jan 30 and visited Hougang Polyclinic that day. She had also gone to a supermarket near her home.

She went to NCID on Feb 3 and was confirmed to have the virus on Feb 4.

CASE 25: SINGAPOREAN MAN/HUSBAND OF CASE 24/PART OF YONG THAI HANG CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 19, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 29, 34, 40
The 40-year-old Singaporean man is the husband of Case 24, the tour guide, and had no recent travel history to China.

He works at Diamond Industries Jewellery Company in Harbour Drive. It was also visited by the same tour group from Guangxi on Jan 23.

He developed a fever on Jan 24. On Jan 30, he visited Hougang Polyclinic with his wife. He went to NCID on Feb 3 and was confirmed to have the infection on Feb 4.

Prior to admission, the man, who lives in Buangkok Green, had visited Pasir Panjang Hawker Centre and travelled by public transport.

CASE 26: WOMAN FROM WUHAN/DAUGHTER OF CASE 13/TRAVELLING COMPANION OF CASE 2/DISCHARGED FEB 9
The 42-year-old Chinese national arrived from Wuhan on Jan 21.

She is the daughter of Case 13 – who was confirmed to have the virus on Jan 30 – and travelling companion of Case 2, who was admitted on Jan 22 (and since discharged).

She was conveyed by ambulance to NCID on the same day as her mother on Jan 28. She was confirmed as having the virus on Feb 4. She was discharged on Feb 9.

CASE 27: HUSBAND OF CASE 19/FATHER OF CASE 28/EMPLOYER OF CASE 21/PART OF YONG THAI HANG CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 29, 34, 40
The 45-year-old Singaporean man is a private car hire driver who lives in Jalan Bukit Merah.

He is the husband of Case 19, the 28-year-old woman who works in Yong Thai Hang, and had no recent travel history to China.

A tour group from Guangxi visited the shop his wife works at on Jan 23.

On Feb 1, he developed symptoms. He visited a GP clinic on Feb 2 and was admitted to NCID on Feb 4. He tested positive on Feb 5.

CASE 28: BABY SON OF CASES 19 AND 27/PART OF YONG THAI HANG CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 34, 40
The six-month-old boy tested positive for the virus on Feb 5 and was warded at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

He was cared for at home and was not in any infant care facility prior to his admission.

The family’s maid is Case 21.

CASE 29: SINGAPOREAN MAN/FIRST CASE WITHOUT RECENT TRAVEL HISTORY TO CHINA OR KNOWN LINKS TO PREVIOUS CASES
This is the first case with no recent travel history to China or known links to previous cases here, raising the possibility that new infection clusters involving locals could emerge.

On Jan 28, the 41-year-old Singaporean man developed a fever.

He visited a GP clinic on Jan 28 and on Jan 30, went to another GP clinic.

On Feb 3, he was admitted to Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and later transferred to NCID.

He was confirmed to have the virus on Feb 5.

CASE 30: SINGAPOREAN MAN/PART OF GRAND HYATT CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 36 AND 39
The 27-year-old Singaporean man has no recent travel history to China.

From Jan 20 to 22, he attended a business meeting held at the Grand Hyatt Singapore. It was attended by 109 people from one company. Of the attendees, 15 were Singapore residents and 94 foreigners, including from Hubei.

The Singaporean was confirmed to have the virus on Feb 6.

Prior to being admitted to hospital, he had gone to Far East Square in China Street and Junction 8 in Bishan. He lives in Shunfu Road.

Malaysia has since announced that a 42-year-old Malaysian man at the meeting was confirmed as having the virus on Feb 3 after showing symptoms on Jan 29.

South Korea said a a 38-year-old man and a 36-year-old man had also been infected.

A man from Brighton who had attended the meeting also has the virus, and five cases at a ski resort in France were later found to be linked to the Brighton man.

CASE 31: SINGAPOREAN MAN WHO ATTENDED LIFE CHURCH AND MISSIONS/LINK TO CASES 8, 9, 33 AND 38
The 53 year-old Singaporean living at Tampines Street 24 had not been to China recently, but had gone to Malaysia on Jan 6, 11 and 17.

He saw a GP on Jan 23 and another GP on Jan 28, then went to Changi General Hospital on Feb 1 where he was admitted.

He was diagnosed with the virus on Feb 6.

Before he was warded, he had been to the Life Church and Missions at Paya Lebar Road, and had also visited family and friends during the Chinese New Year.

CASE 32: SINGAPOREAN WOMAN TEACHER
The 32-year-old Singapore woman is a teacher at Victoria Junior College.

She has no recent travel history to China.

She felt sick on Feb 2 and was admitted to Parkway East Hospital on Feb 5. She was confirmed with the virus on Feb 6 and transferred to the NCID.

She had not interacted with her colleagues and students after she started feeling sick, said the authorities.

She lives in Elias Road and had visited Changi Airport and Singapore Zoo.

CASE 33: SINGAPOREAN WOMAN/PART OF THE LIFE CHURCH AND MISSIONS CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 8, 9, 31, 38
The 39-year-old woman has no recent travel history to China but visited Malaysia from Jan 22 to 29.

She started feeling sick on Jan 30, and went to the emergency department of SKGH on Feb 2 where she was admitted. She was confirmed with the virus on Feb 6.

Authorities said on Feb 8 that she is linked to Cases 8, 9, 31 and 38 – the Life Church and Missions cluster.

CASE 34: SINGAPOREAN WOMAN/PART OF YONG THAI HANG CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 40
The 34-year-old Singaporean woman, who lives in Sin Ming Road, had not been to China recently.

She works at the Yong Thai Hang health products shop which was visited by a China tour group on Jan 23.

On Jan 27, she felt ill and visited a GP. She went to another GP on Feb 1.

As she works at Yong Thai Hang and is a close contact of cases 19 and 20, she was quarantined on Feb 4.

On Feb 6, she was admitted to NCID and confirmed to have the virus on Feb 7.

CASE 35: SINGAPOREAN TAXI DRIVER
The 64-year-old Singaporean taxi driver had no recent travel history to China.

On Jan 30, he showed symptoms and on Jan 31 went to Bukit Merah Polyclinic.

He was admitted to SGH on Feb 6 and confirmed to be infected on Feb 7.

Since he started feeling sick, he had largely stayed at home in Henderson Crescent, except to visit Redhill Market and a hawker centre in Bukit Merah for meals.

CASE 36: SINGAPOREAN PERMANENT RESIDENT/PART OF GRAND HYATT CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 30 AND 39

Prior to being admitted to hospital, he had gone to Far East Square in China Street and Junction 8 in Bishan. He lives in Shunfu Road.

Malaysia has since announced that a 42-year-old Malaysian man at the meeting was confirmed as having the virus on Feb 3 after showing symptoms on Jan 29.

South Korea said a a 38-year-old man and a 36-year-old man had also been infected.

A man from Brighton who had attended the meeting also has the virus, and five cases at a ski resort in France were later found to be linked to the Brighton man.

CASE 31: SINGAPOREAN MAN WHO ATTENDED LIFE CHURCH AND MISSIONS/LINK TO CASES 8, 9, 33 AND 38
The 53 year-old Singaporean living at Tampines Street 24 had not been to China recently, but had gone to Malaysia on Jan 6, 11 and 17.

He saw a GP on Jan 23 and another GP on Jan 28, then went to Changi General Hospital on Feb 1 where he was admitted.

He was diagnosed with the virus on Feb 6.

Before he was warded, he had been to the Life Church and Missions at Paya Lebar Road, and had also visited family and friends during the Chinese New Year.

CASE 32: SINGAPOREAN WOMAN TEACHER
The 32-year-old Singapore woman is a teacher at Victoria Junior College.

She has no recent travel history to China.

She felt sick on Feb 2 and was admitted to Parkway East Hospital on Feb 5. She was confirmed with the virus on Feb 6 and transferred to the NCID.

She had not interacted with her colleagues and students after she started feeling sick, said the authorities.

She lives in Elias Road and had visited Changi Airport and Singapore Zoo.

CASE 33: SINGAPOREAN WOMAN/PART OF THE LIFE CHURCH AND MISSIONS CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 8, 9, 31, 38
The 39-year-old woman has no recent travel history to China but visited Malaysia from Jan 22 to 29.

She started feeling sick on Jan 30, and went to the emergency department of SKGH on Feb 2 where she was admitted. She was confirmed with the virus on Feb 6.

Authorities said on Feb 8 that she is linked to Cases 8, 9, 31 and 38 – the Life Church and Missions cluster.

CASE 34: SINGAPOREAN WOMAN/PART OF YONG THAI HANG CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 40
The 34-year-old Singaporean woman, who lives in Sin Ming Road, had not been to China recently.

She works at the Yong Thai Hang health products shop which was visited by a China tour group on Jan 23.

On Jan 27, she felt ill and visited a GP. She went to another GP on Feb 1.

As she works at Yong Thai Hang and is a close contact of cases 19 and 20, she was quarantined on Feb 4.

On Feb 6, she was admitted to NCID and confirmed to have the virus on Feb 7.

CASE 35: SINGAPOREAN TAXI DRIVER
The 64-year-old Singaporean taxi driver had no recent travel history to China.

On Jan 30, he showed symptoms and on Jan 31 went to Bukit Merah Polyclinic.

He was admitted to SGH on Feb 6 and confirmed to be infected on Feb 7.

Since he started feeling sick, he had largely stayed at home in Henderson Crescent, except to visit Redhill Market and a hawker centre in Bukit Merah for meals.

CASE 36: SINGAPOREAN PERMANENT RESIDENT/PART OF GRAND HYATT CLUSTER/LINK TO CASES 30 AND 39

Still sick, he went to TTSH’s emergency department on Feb 7 and was isolated. He was confirmed to have the virus on Feb 8 and is warded at NCID.

He had gone to Paya Lebar Methodist Church in Boundary Road and a gathering at Braddell Heights Residents’ Committee. He had also picked up his grandchild outside Pat’s Schoolhouse Kovan in Upper Serangoon Road. He lives in Upper Serangoon Road.

CASE 42: BANGLADESHI MAN ON WORK PASS
The 39-year-old Bangladeshi has no recent travel history to China.

On Feb 1, he felt ill and saw a GP on Feb 3. On Feb 5, he went to CGH. Two days later on Feb 7, he went for a follow-up appointment at Bedok Polyclinic and was sent to CGH where he was admitted to intensive care.

He was confirmed to have the coronavirus on Feb 8 afternoon and was transferred to NCID.

Before he was warded, he had been to Mustafa Centre in Syed Alwi Road. He lived at The Leo dormitory in Kaki Bukit Road.

CASE 43: SINGAPOREAN MAN
The 54-year-old man has no recent travel history to China, but was in Malaysia on Jan 26.

On Jan 30, he fell ill and visited two GP clinics on Jan 30, Feb 5 and Feb 6. Later on Feb 6, he went to SKH and was warded in an isolation room on Feb 7.

He was confirmed to have the virus on on Feb 8.

Before he was admitted, he had stayed at his home in Fernvale Close, except when he went to see the doctor, and once went to work at Resorts World Sentosa.



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 Fall comes amid Asia-wide forex sell-off after South Korea infection spike, two deaths in Japan. The Singapore dollar fell along with most Asian currencies on concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. The local currency fell to its lowest level against the United States dollar since May 2017 at one point yesterday, before recouping some of the losses. It slid about 1 per cent to as low as S$1.4083 to the greenback, before paring losses to trade 0.3 per cent lower. South Korea’s won sank more than 1 per cent to 1,201.95 to the dollar. The baht, the most sensitive in Asia to tourism, dropped 0.7 per cent to 31.406 to the dollar. The sell-off in the region’s foreign exchange (FX) markets followed a spike in confirmed infections in South


By The Straits Times
February 21, 2020