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Singapore’s Health Ministry has reported last night (30th January 2020) that 3 more people are confirmed to have been infected by the viral Wuhan coronavirus.   

The three patients are currently being isolated and treated at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases.

All three are Chinese nationals from Wuhan and no evidence shows that the virus has spread into the local community just yet.    

The patients were a 37-year-old woman who arrived with her family in Singapore on January 22nd and developed symptoms on Sunday and has since then been taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

The second patient was a 31-year-old woman who also arrived in Singapore on January 22nd and was also identified and quarantined since Sunday.

While the third patient was a 73-year-old woman who arrived in Singapore on January 21st.  

With the addition of three new confirmed cases, the total number of confirmed cases in Singapore is brought to 13 people.

The previous reported 10 cases are reported to be all in an improving and stable condition.   

As of yesterday, there are at least 164 suspected cases that were tested negative for the coronavirus while the remaining 49 cases’ results are yet to be released.

Efforts in contacting those who might have been in contact with the 13 confirmed patients are also in the works to ensure that the scope of infection is minimized.   

(Source: Straits Times, 2020)