Latest update

As of 17 Jan 2021, 12pm, MOH has confirmed 2 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection.

New locally transmitted cases: 2

  • Cases in the community: 2 (2 symptomatic)
  • Cases residing in dormitories: 0

Imported cases: 28 (1 symptomatic, 27 asymptomatic)

  • All placed on SHN upon arrival in SG

Total new cases: 30

Separately, 62 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

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Total Number of Imported Cases in Singapore
(as of 17 Jan 2021, 1200h)

2,303 (+28)

Case Summary in Singapore
(as of 17 Jan 2021, 1200h)

Hospitalised (Stable)  Hospitalised (Critical)
49 0
In Community Facilities*  Total Discharged
189 58,846

#Active cases = In Community Facilities + Hospitalised (Stable) + Hospitalised (Critical)
*Patients who are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.
^Excludes deaths unrelated to COVID-19 complications

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Re-opening the community safely

The number of community cases is expected to increase as the country moves towards Phase Three, with more social and economic activities resuming.

At a press conference on 10 November 2020, Mr Lawrence Wong, Co-Chair of the Multi-Ministerial Taskforce on COVID-19, emphasised the importance of safe management measures and using SafeEntry and TraceTogether for contact tracing.

Access to COVID 19 testing and vaccines

From 1 December 2020, any company or individual who require a PCR test will be able to get it from about 600 approved providers. This include those who require pre-departure testing. Individuals will no longer be required to seek approval from MOH for pre-departure test.

Speaking at a press conference on 10 November 2020, Mr Gan Kim Yong, Co-Chair of the Multi-Ministerial Taskforce on COVID-19, said Singapore is also closely monitoring the progress of COVID-19 vaccine development and has taken steps to secure access for a suitable vaccine, amidst strong global demand.


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Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON)

The 'Disease Outbreak Response System Condition' (DORSCON) is a colour-coded framework that shows you the current disease situation. Read more here.