COVID-19: Singapore confirms 26 new cases, all imported


Staff Writer, Singapore·Editorial TeamSat, 6 February 2021, 7:36 am

Attendees arrive for their COVID-19 antigen rapid test before a conference at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore.
Attendees arrive for their COVID-19 antigen rapid test before a conference at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore. (PHOTO: Reuters/Edgar Su)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 26 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Saturday (6 February), taking the country’s total case count to 59,655.

There are no new cases of locally-transmitted infection.

“There are 26 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore,” said the ministry.

This story will be updated later.

99% of total cases have recovered, 1 in ICU

With 25 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Friday, 59,373 cases – or 99.5 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.

Most of the 41 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, and one in the intensive care unit.

A total of 206 patients – with mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive – are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Apart from 29 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications, 15 others who tested positive for the virus were determined to have died from unrelated causes, including three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and another four, whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.

Amongst the 200 confirmed cases reported from 30 January to 5 February, 114 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 34 have tested negative, and 52 serology test results are pending.