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    TTSH COVID-19 cluster: 5 ward 9D patients, A and E nurses between 8 and more for positive test


    Singapore: Five patients admitted to the ward in Ward 9D at Tan Talk Seng Hospital (TTSH), as well as a nurse working in the emergency department, are involved in eight new COVID-19 cases.

    The TTSH cluster, Singapore’s first hospital COVID-19 cluster, has grown to 35 cases since a nurse working in Ward 9D tested positive for the virus on 27 April.

    The cluster is currently the largest of the nine active groups in the country.

    The five patients were all transferred to the National Infectious Disease Center (NCID) on 28 April for isolation.

    Five Ward 9D Patient

    One of the patients is a 94-year-old Singaporean woman who was admitted to Ward 9D on 9 April.

    She was tested for COVID-19 on 28 April, and her result was negative.

    She developed a cough on 2 May, and was tested again. This time, her result was positive for COVID-19 infection.

    Her serology test result is negative, indicating a possible current infection.

    Another patient is an 82-year-old Singaporean woman who was warded in Ward 9D from 21 April.

    She was tested for COVID-19 on April 28 and May 1, and both results were negative.

    On 2 May, he was tested again, even though he was asymptomatic, and this time his result came positive for COVID-19 infection.

    Her serology test results are negative.

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    The third patient is a 70-year-old Singaporean man who was admitted to Ward 9D on 21 April.

    He was tested for COVID-19 on 30 April, and his result was negative. On 2 May, he was tested again for COVID-19, even though he was asymptomatic, and the result came out positive.

    His serology test results are negative.

    The fourth patient is a 53-year-old Singaporean woman who was warded in Ward 9D from 26 April.

    She was tested for COVID-19 on 28 April and 30 April and both results were negative.

    He developed a cough on 1 May, and was swallowed the next day. His test result for COVID-19 infection came out positive.

    Later that same day, she had fever and runny nose. Her serology test results are negative.

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    The fifth patient is a 79-year-old Singaporean man who went to the ward in Ward 9D from 22 April.

    His COVID-19 test on April 28 was negative.

    On 2 May, he was tested again for COVID-19, even though he was asymptomatic, and the result came out positive the next day.

    His serology test results are negative.

    TTSH Staff Member

    Three of these cases are members of the TTSH staff. He was tested as part of the trial of all hospital staff.

    The first case is of a 22-year-old Malaysian woman. He is employed by UEMS Solutions, a facility management company, and is posted as a porter at TTSH.

    She tested negative for COVID-19 on April 28, but caused a sore throat the next day.

    However, she did not seek medical treatment, and subsequently suffered fever and body aches on 1 May.

    On May 2, she sought treatment at the TTSH emergency department and tested positive for COVID-19 infection. Her serology test results are negative.

    The second staff member is a 25-year-old Singaporean woman who works as a nurse in TTSH’s emergency department.

    She tested negative for COVID-19 on 30 April. She then caused fever and a sore throat on 2 May, and sought treatment at the TTSH emergency department.

    On the same day, his test result came out positive. Her serology exam results are pending.

    The third is a 26-year-old Vietnamese woman who works as a nurse in Ward 9D.

    His COVID-19 test on April 28 was negative.

    She was placed on quarantine at a dedicated facility. On May 2, he was tested again for COVID-19, even though he was asymptomatic, and this time his test came back positive.

    Her serology test result for N antigen was negative, suggesting the presence of early infection.

    He received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on 18 January, and the second dose on 8 February.

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    Since a nurse working in Ward 9D first tested positive for the virus on April 27, four hospital wards have been closed and are in close contact with infected people, including patients, visitors and Staff members are in the affected wards.

    An elderly patient at TTSH, who had contracted COVID-19 while exiting the ward, died of complications associated with the disease, the MOH said on Saturday.

    The 88-year-old woman is Singapore’s 31st COVID-19 fatal and the first in more than a month. She had been living in Ward 9D since 14 April, and was confirmed to be COVID-19 on 28 April.

    On Sunday, the MOH said that TTSH completed a swab test of all inpatients in its main wards on 30 April and all the results came out negative.

    The hospital will also test all 12,000 employees on campus. By Sunday, the hospital had swallowed 7,000 employees. The MOH said that employees working in clinical areas would be given priority over the next few days.

    Singapore reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.

    In addition to the eight people associated with the TTSH cluster, there are two other connected community cases and seven imported cases. There were no new cases in the dormitory.

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