Singapore earlier chose to change its anti-epidemic strategy and adopted the method of “coexisting with the virus”. The Ministry of Health of Singapore announced yesterday (22nd) that there were 1,457 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, a record high in a single day, 31 more than the old record of 1,426 confirmed infections on April 20 last year; the country’s current cumulative number of confirmed cases There were 81,356 cases.
In addition, 3 people died of COVID-19 on the same day, bringing the cumulative number of deaths to 68. The three new deceased persons were two men and one woman, aged 50, 65 and 90 years old. Neither male was vaccinated, the 50-year-old had no symptoms, the 65-year-old had diabetes, end-stage renal failure and other problems, while the 90-year-old woman had completed the vaccination but had stroke, asthma, high blood pressure, and high blood pressure. History of cholesterol; 13 people have died of COVID-19 this month.
Of the 1,457 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,453 were local infections. The Ministry of Health stated that 389 of the local cases were over 60 years old.
In addition, 176 cases of local infections came from foreign workers’ dormitories. According to the Ministry of Health, Singapore has 12 active COVID-19 infection groups, including 3 dormitories, all of which are being closely monitored. The ministry stated that all three dormitories only spread within the dormitory for the time being, and there is no evidence of spread outside the dormitory.
Singapore estimates that if the current COVID-19 infection rate continues, Singapore will see new cases every day. The authorities have warned that the strategy of coexisting with the virus means that another wave of epidemics will occur in the country.
In the Intensive Care Unit 145 people stayed in the hospital, most of whom were over 60 years old
According to data from the Ministry of Health as of Wednesday (22nd), there are 145 severe cases and 19 critical cases in the intensive care department who require oxygen assistance. Among these severely ill patients, 134 are over 60 years old.
As of Tuesday, Singapore’s National Vaccination Program has received about 9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and a total of about 4.58 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and about 4.46 million people have completed two doses of the vaccine.
source:The Straits Times