The confirmation that Singapore has had its first two deaths is a huge blow to this country. Singapore prides itself on its excellent healthcare system - 131 of its 385 cases have been discharged already.
But it ultimately wasn’t enough to save the lives of these two - a 75-year-old Singaporean woman and a 64-year-old Indonesian man, both with underlying health conditions.
The first diagnosed case in Singapore was on 23 January, but a sophisticated operation kicked into gear to test any suspected cases quickly then forensically trace their last seven days of movements to identify anyone they had come into close contact with.
Those people were then ordered to stay at home for 14 days - and if they fell ill, the cycle started again. That has really helped keep the numbers down, and provided a lot of public reassurance.
But domestically transmitted cases have in recent days started to be surpassed by cases brought in by people returning home from abroad.
It’s getting harder to keep up the contact tracing. We’ve all been asked to download an app which helps keep track of our as yet relatively unrestricted movements around the island.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned today that cases would keep coming and more people will need intensive medical care.
"We must brace ourselves for more losses," he said in a statement on Facebook.