An ambulance leaves the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, where Covid-19 patients are being treated. Singapore has over 11,000 acute care hospital beds in public and private hospitals. Photo: AFP

As coronavirus cases surge, can Singapore’s health care system handle the pressure?

  • Singapore’s Covid-19 cases have risen sixfold since the start of the month, due to outbreaks in crowded migrant worker dormitories
  • The authorities say hospitals can cope for now but are ‘stretched’ amid concerns over availability of beds, testing facilities, ventilators and workers
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An ambulance leaves the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, where Covid-19 patients are being treated. Singapore has over 11,000 acute care hospital beds in public and private hospitals. Photo: AFP
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