Singapore’s life expectancy fell for the first time on record, driven by higher mortality rates from Covid-19, which was the fifth most common cause of death in the city-state last year. Photo: AFP/File
Singapore’s life expectancy fell for the first time on record, driven by higher mortality rates from Covid-19, which was the fifth most common cause of death in the city-state last year. Photo: AFP/File
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Coronavirus: Singapore’s life expectancy falls for first time on record due to Covid-19 deaths

  • There were 2,490 excess deaths in Singapore from January 2020 to June 2022, of which almost 60 per cent were directly caused by Covid-19
  • Life expectancy at birth was 83.5 years in 2021, a drop of around two months compared with 83.7 years in 2019, data showed

Singapore’s life expectancy fell for the first time on record, driven by higher mortality rates from Covid-19, which was the fifth most common cause of death in the city-state last year. Photo: AFP/File
Singapore’s life expectancy fell for the first time on record, driven by higher mortality rates from Covid-19, which was the fifth most common cause of death in the city-state last year. Photo: AFP/File
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