Number of Indonesian COVID-19 patients in Singapore reaches 25

Number of Indonesian COVID-19 patients in Singapore reaches 25

An aerial photo of the Woodlands Causeway between Singapore and Malaysia, which bore a deserted look after Malaysia initiated a lockdown to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. (ANTARA FOTO/REUTERS/Edgar Su)

Batam, Riau Islands (ANTARA) - The number of Indonesians testing positive for the coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, in Singapore rose to 25 as of Tuesday, with one patient recovering and another dying of the infection.

Two of the remaining 23 Indonesian COVID-19 patients are receiving intensive medical care, while the condition of the others is stable.

The Singapore Health Ministry announced one Indonesian, identified as the country’s 545th case, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore said in a press statement released on Wednesday.

The latest Indonesian to be diagnosed with COVID-19 is a 75-year-old woman holding a long-term pass. The woman, who had a travel history to ASEAN member countries, is related to the 403rd case treated at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

The other Indonesian COVID-19 patients are being treated at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital (MENH), Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Gleneagles Hospital, and Farrer Park Hospital.

The Embassy said it is closely monitoring the situation and coordinating with the authorized agencies in Singapore to handle the Indonesian COVID-19 patients.

The Embassy urged Indonesian citizens residing in Singapore and those planning to visit the city state to remain vigilant as Singapore has kept its DORSCON alert level at Orange.

As of Wednesday (March 25, 2020), Indonesia has recorded 790 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Of the total patients, 701 are being treated, 31 have recovered, and 58 have died.  

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