Singapore: From pandemic to endemic? *Vaccines are working well

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Vaccination is working well in preventing serious symptoms and hospitalization.

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Published Fri, Oct 1 20213:12 AM EDTYen Nee Lee@YenNee_LeeShareKey Points

  • A surge in Covid cases — the vast majority of which have no or mild symptoms — prompted Singapore’s government to tighten social-distancing measures starting this week.
  • Many of those cases were detected because Singapore is “doing a lot of surveillance for Covid” through testing, said Ashley St. John, associate professor at Duke-NUS Medical School.
  • Paul Tambyah, chairman of the opposition Singapore Democratic party and an infectious diseases specialist, said the government appeared “hesitant” in shifting away from a “zero Covid” strategy.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/close-to-3000-new-covid-cases-reported-in-singapore-152357842.html

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S’pore May Exceed 5,000 Daily Covid-19 Cases By Mid-Oct, Most Can Recover At Home

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Update On Local Covid-19 Situation (1 Oct 2021)

1st Oct 2021

Summary of local situation· 1,356 cases are currently warded in hospital. 222 cases require oxygen supplementation and 34 are in the intensive care unit (ICU).· Over the last 28 days, of the 31,057 infected individuals, 98.2% had no or mild symptoms, 1.5% required oxygen supplementation, 0.2% required ICU care, and 0.1% has died.· As of 30 September 2021, 82% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 85% has received at least one dose.· As of 1 October 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 2,909 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 2,079 in the community, 818 in the migrant worker dormitories and 12 imported cases.

Condition of hospitalised cases

        As of 1 October 2021, 12pm, 1,356 COVID-19 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 222 cases requiring oxygen supplementation, and 34 in the ICU. Of those who have fallen very ill, 214 are seniors above 60 years.  

2.     8 more cases have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.1 Of these, 7 were male Singaporeans and 1 was a female Singaporean, aged between 66 and 96 years. Amongst them, 4 had been unvaccinated against COVID-19, 2 had been partially vaccinated and 2 had been vaccinated. All of them had various underlying medical conditions. In total, 103 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/update-on-local-covid-19-situation-(1-oct-2021)

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1 Response to Singapore: From pandemic to endemic? *Vaccines are working well

  1. Pingback: Different Covid-19 rates between Hong Kong and Singapore: It’s not the vaccine, stupid! It’s the policy. | weehingthong

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