Singapore’s 12th case (and 7th local case) of monkeypox was announced by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a situation update on 2 August.
The case is a 59-year-old man with no links to the other patients and has no recent travel history.
The patient’s symptoms were not revealed by MOH, who said that he tested positive for the virus on Monday (1 August).
All the 12 cases of monkeypox in Singapore have so far been men.
Monkeypox Isolation Facility
MOH announced on 1 August that they are transferring all the clinically stable cases to a Monkeypox Isolation Facility (MIF), following the increase in cases.
This will be the protocol for monkeypox cases, in order to free up space in hospitals with patients who have more severe symptoms.
The cases in the MIF will have round-the-clock telemedicine support, and they will recover there until they are declared non-infectious and able to be discharged.