Singapore, which has one of the world’s lowest fatality rates for Covid-19, at 0.2 per cent of all cases, wants to avoid excess mortality, where more patients than expected die in a year. Photo: AFP
Singapore, which has one of the world’s lowest fatality rates for Covid-19, at 0.2 per cent of all cases, wants to avoid excess mortality, where more patients than expected die in a year. Photo: AFP

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Can Singapore’s health care system cope with its biggest surge in Covid-19 infections?

  • Singapore hit a record 5,000 daily coronavirus cases last week, as hospitals face a shortage of ICU beds and staff after a rise in resignations
  • Even as it opens up its borders and risks more infections, its vaccination rate is among the world’s highest and officials say they can increase ICU capacity

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Singapore, which has one of the world’s lowest fatality rates for Covid-19, at 0.2 per cent of all cases, wants to avoid excess mortality, where more patients than expected die in a year. Photo: AFP
Singapore, which has one of the world’s lowest fatality rates for Covid-19, at 0.2 per cent of all cases, wants to avoid excess mortality, where more patients than expected die in a year. Photo: AFP
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