On December 2, the two Singaporeans were found to be positive for the Omicron variant in a preliminary test. It has been determined that the cases are infected with the Omicron variant after whole-genome sequencing was completed at the National Public Health Laboratory. Both infected individuals are fully vaccinated and are experiencing only mild symptoms such as coughing and scratchy throat.
One such individual is a 44-year-old Mozambican national who arrived in Johannesburg after transiting through the city. The other case involves a 41-year-old woman who had traveled to the United States from South Africa.
On Monday, the city-state of Singapore reported 662 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to the health ministry, 638 of the new cases were discovered in the community, 13 were discovered in migrant worker dormitories, and 11 were imported cases.
There are four more. According to the Ministry of Health, seven COVID-19 patients, ranging in age from 81 to 97, died as a result of complications related to the coronavirus infection, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 763.