Covid: Fully vaccinated Malaysian man among 18 new cases reported in Singapore on June 12

Covid: Fully vaccinated Malaysian man among 18 new cases reported in Singapore on June 12
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SINGAPORE: A Malaysian man who had completed his vaccination regime in February is among 18 new Covid-19 cases reported on Saturday (June 12) in Singapore, according to the republic's Ministry of Health (MOH).

Labelled as Case 64169, the 57-year old man who is asymptomatic works as a land rigger at Jurong Port Pte Ltd, said MOH in its full data released late last night.

"He was detected when he was tested for Covid-19 on June 10 (Thursday), as part of Rostered Routine Testing (RRT). 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 for Covid-19 infection on June 11 (Friday). 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 Saturday came back negative for Covid-19 infection.

"He is likely to be shedding minute fragments of the virus Ribonucleic Acid (RNA), which are no longer transmissible and infective to others, 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 on Saturday, and she is linked to Case 63399 cluster.

The first case of the cluster which now has a total of four confirmed cases involved a Malaysian man who was confirmed to have Covid-19 infection on May 17.

As at noon on Saturday, the republic reported a total of 62,263  Covid-19 caseload, with 46 open clusters.