As of Saturday noon (20 Feb), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 12 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 59,858.
All of the new cases today are imported cases, who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.
The Ministry will share further updates in its press release tonight.
MOH to exclude those who have recovered from an old COVID-19 infection in daily count
From 5 February, newly arrived Work Permit and S Pass holders in the Construction, Marine and Process (CMP) sectors, foreign domestic workers, and confinement nannies who have recent travel history to higher-risk countries and regions are progressively required to undergo mandatory on-arrival polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serology tests.
“These have enabled us to quickly identify persons who have recovered from an old COVID-19 infection, and are no longer infective to others by the time they arrived in Singapore, and to exclude them from our daily case count,” said MOH.