Singapore Health Ministry: Surge in daily Covid-19 cases driven by Omicron variant BA.2.75

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According to the Ministry of Health, there has been a 35 per cent to 40 per cent week-on-week increase in daily Covid-19 cases, and this translates to 900 to 1,000 more infections every day. ― TODAY file pic

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Saturday, 01 Oct 2022 7:12 AM MYT

SINGAPORE, Oct 1 — There has been a 35 per cent to 40 per cent week-on-week increase in daily Covid-19 cases, and this translates to 900 to 1,000 more infections every day, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement yesterday (September 30).

But there is no indication that the increase in cases has led to more severe diseases, and there has been “no significant impact on our healthcare system” due to the higher number of daily infections, the ministry added.

However, there have been two “underlying changes” in the Covid-19 situation, MoH said.

The proportion of reinfections has increased from about 6 per cent of all reported cases from the beginning of this month to about 10 per cent this week.

“Notwithstanding this, reinfections account for only a small proportion of the rise in cases and are not the main driver for the higher number of cases,” MoH added.

Second, there is an increase in infections by the Omicron variant BA.2.75, which account for about a quarter of all daily infections.

“The BA.2.75 variant has been around for some time, and has been det...

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