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.

For latest updates, go to www.moh.gov.sg.

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

IMPORTED
2,303 (+28)


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

ACTIVE CASES#
238
Hospitalised (Stable)  Hospitalised (Critical)
49 0
In Community Facilities*  Total Discharged
189 58,846
Deaths^
29

#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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