The Latest Updates On Singapore Covid-19 Cases
According to WHO, In Singapore, from 3 January 2020 to 4 November 2022, there have been 2,115,621 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,683 deaths. As of 27 September 2022, a total of 14,695,435 vaccine doses have been administered.
New Covid 19 variant
The Omicron XBB subvariant, otherwise known as BA.2.10, was discovered in India in August 2022 and has since been discovered in more than 17 countries, including Australia, Bangladesh, Denmark, India, Japan, and the United States. It has been reported that it is at least as contagious as currently circulating variants, but there is no evidence that XBB causes more severe illness.
Updates on Singapore Covid-19 cases
In Singapore, the XBB Omicron subvariant is currently the most common cause of Covid-19 infections. It accounted for 54% of local Covid-19 cases during the week of October 3 to 9.
XBB may be causing an increase in reinfections, which currently account for about 17% of all new cases.
On October 14, there were 8,763 new local Covid-19 infections, down from the previous peak of 11,399 local cases on October 11.
According to the MOH, the increase in hospitalized cases is proportional to the overall increase in local cases.
As of October 14, there were 562 Covid-19 patients in the hospital, 44 of whom required oxygen supplementation and nine of whom were in intensive care.
The current wave of Covid-19 infections driven by the XBB sub-variant is expected to peak at 15,000 cases per day by mid-November.
Ways to protect yourself from Covid 19
Although people have more experience in responding to Covid 19, we can not be subjective because new variants may appear in the future. Taking precautions is the best way to avoid Covid 19.
Get fully vaccination
The risk of serious disease and even death from Covid 19 infection is high, particularly among the elderly and other vulnerable groups.
Those over the age of 50 who have had three shots or whose last shot was more than five months ago should get the bivalent version of Moderna’s Spikevax vaccine. They are given priority because they are more likely to become severely ill if infected.
Having your Covid 19 vaccinations up to date protects you from the disease, reduces the risk of transmission, and keeps our healthcare system from becoming overburdened.
Wear a mask
Mask is still an effective tool to prevent coronavirus transmission.
Make sure that it covers your nose, mouth, and chin. Clean your hands before putting on your mask, before and after removing it, and anytime you touch it.
When you remove your mask, place it in a clean plastic bag and wash it if it’s a fabric mask or throws it away if it’s a medical mask every day.
Keep your hands clean
Hands should be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis with an alcohol-based hand rub or washed with soap and water.
We frequently use our hands to touch potentially contaminated objects and surfaces. We then unknowingly touch our faces, transferring viruses to our eyes, nose, and mouth, where they can infect us. Washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses, including the virus that causes Covid 19.
Limit going to crowded places
Covid 19 is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets that emerge from the mouth or nose when a person with the disease coughs. By avoiding crowded areas, you avoid people who may have Covid 19 or another respiratory disease.
Maintain clean surfaces
While we know that the virus is primarily transmitted from person to person, it is theoretically possible to contract Covid 19 by inadvertently touching your mouth, nose, or face after touching a contaminated surface. In any case, we know that disinfectants are effective against the virus.
When you have any Covid 19 symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing, you should get a test to check whether you suffer from Covid 19 or not. MaNaDr offers two types of Covid 19 tests that are Covid-19 PCR swab test and Supervised Tele-ART test. Both are done at your home with peace of mind.