Singapore to Investigate ‘Unusual’ Spike in COVID-19 Cases

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Singapore to Investigate ‘Unusual’ Spike in COVID-19 Cases


Singapore’s health ministry said it was investigating an “unusual increase” in infections after the city-state reported 5,324 new cases of COVID-19 – the most since the start of the pandemic.
Singapore also recorded 10 new deaths from the disease on Wednesday, bringing the toll to 349.

“The number of infections is unusually high today, mainly due to the many positive COVID cases detected by test labs within hours in the afternoon,” the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a press release Wednesday evening.

“The Department of Health is looking at this unusual increase in the number of cases in a relatively short window and is closely monitoring trends for the next few days. “

A total of 20,895 people in Singapore are recovering from COVID-19 in their own homes on Wednesday. Meanwhile, 4,589 are in community care facilities and 849 in treatment centers, while 1,777 are in hospital for observation, the health ministry statement added.

A recent spike in infections after some restrictions eased has prompted Singapore to postpone another reopening.

The city-state extended its social restrictions last week to contain the spread of COVID-19 for about a month to ease the strain on the healthcare system.

Over 80% of Singapore’s population has been vaccinated against the virus.



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