SINGAPORE: A Malaysian man who had completed his vaccination regime in February is among the 18 new Covid-19 cases reported yesterday in Singapore, according to the republic’s health ministry (MOH).
Labelled as Case 64169, the 57-year-old man, who is asymptomatic, works as a land rigger at Jurong Port Pte Ltd.
“His case was detected when he was tested for Covid-19 on June 10 as part of rostered routine testing. He was immediately isolated when his antigen rapid test (ART) result came back positive, and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test was administered on the same day.
“His PCR test result came back positive on June 11. His serology test result is negative. His cycle threshold (Ct) value was very high, which is indicative of a low viral load,” said the ministry.
MOH noted that another test taken on June 12 came back negative for Covid-19 infection.
“He is likely to be shedding minute fragments of ribonucleic acid (RNA) from the virus, which is no longer transmissible or infective, but we have taken all necessary public health actions,” said the ministry.
MOH said the man received his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Jan 23 and the second dose on Feb 17.
Meanwhile, a 35-year-old Malaysian woman is also among the new cases reported yesterday and she is linked to the Case 63399 cluster.
The first case of the cluster, which now has four confirmed cases, involved a Malaysian man who was confirmed to have Covid-19 infection on May 17.
As at noon yesterday, the republic reported 62,263 Covid-19 cases, with 46 open clusters.
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