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Singapore looking into unusual surge after record Covid-19 cases

  • Published at 10:50 am October 28th, 2021
Singapore
A man sits amongst empty seats at a free movie screening as restrictions on social gathering are tightened due to the surge of cases in the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Singapore, September 29, 2021 Reuters

About 84% of Singapore's population has been vaccinated against the virus

Singapore's health ministry said it is looking into an "unusual surge" in infections after the city-state reported 5,324 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, the most since the beginning of the pandemic.

Singapore also recorded 10 new deaths from the disease on Wednesday, taking the toll to 349.


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"The infection numbers are unusually high today, mostly due to many Covid-positive cases detected by the testing laboratories within a few hours in the afternoon," the ministry of health (MOH) said in a statement on Wednesday night.

"MOH is looking into this unusual surge in cases within a relatively short window, and closely monitoring the trends for the next few days."

Singapore extended some of its social curbs last week to contain the spread of Covid-19 for around a month in order to ease the pressure on the healthcare system. 


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Authorities have reimposed curbs that include limiting social interactions and dining out to two people in order to slow virus transmission.

About 84% of Singapore's population has been vaccinated against the virus.

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