Last night, Singapore has reported its first cases of infection among the local community.
4 of the reported new cases include people who did not have a recent travel history to Wuhan but was tested positive for the Wuhan virus.
While the other 2 new cases are Singapore residents who were evacuated from Wuhan on a Scoot flight last Thursday (January 30, 2020).
One of the patients is a 28-year-old Singaporean who works as a retail associate at a Chinese health product store which serves mainly Chinese tourists (Yong Thai Hang) in Lavender.
She developed symptoms last Wednesday (January 29, 2020) and was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital the following day but was immediately discharged after having been negatively diagnosed for pneumonia.
The patient isolated herself in her home at Bukit Merah until she was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Monday (February 3, 2020).
The second infected patient is a 44-year-old Indonesian maid of the 28-year-old retail associate at Yong Thai Hang who was infected with the virus.
She lives with her and showed symptoms on Sunday (February 2, 2020) and was also admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Monday (February 3, 2020).
The third infected patient is a 48-year-old Singaporean who also works at Yong Thai Hang, she developed symptoms on January 25 and was admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) on Monday (February 3, 2020).
The fourth infected patient is a 32-year-old Singaporean who works as a tour guide who took the groups to Yong Thai Hang.
The patient did not show any symptoms of the virus but was tested positive for the virus, she was immediately isolated at NCID.
All of the four has no recent travel history to China.
The other new patients reported are 2 Singapore residents who were evacuated from Wuhan on a Scoot flight last Thursday (January 30, 2020).
Both patients did not show any symptoms throughout the flight but were immediately quarantined after landing in Singapore.
Both of whom have been tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday (February 3, 2020).
Currently, there is a total of 24 confirmed cases in Singapore.