Average Number Of New Covid-19 Cases In Singapore Exceeds 10,000 For 2 Weeks
Singapore has long since treated Covid-19 as endemic, ceasing the tracking of cases as religiously as we used to. But that doesn’t mean that the authorities have stopped recording data completely.
Latest reports from the Ministry of Health (MOH) show that the number of new cases has been rising quite significantly in recent weeks.
Most notably, the figures stood at over 10,000 new cases on average each week, for two consecutive weeks.
More than 10,000 new cases per week in mid-March
Since changing its stance towards the coronavirus, MOH has been tracking average cases per Epi-week rather than daily.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an Epi-week or Epidemological week is simply a complete week. Health ministries around the globe may consider Sunday as the first day of the week while others may recognise it to be Saturday or Monday.
Singapore’s weekly infectious disease bulletin updates by MOH seem to show that our Epi-week starts on a Monday.
By virtue of that, the latest Covid-19 statistics thus indicate that the average number of new cases per week exceeded 10,000 for the two weeks leading up to 18 Mar.
Based on the graph, that’s more than double the numbers in previous weeks.