Friday, May 20, 2022

85% vaccinated Singapore to investigate ‘unusual’ surge in Covid cases

Singapore’s health ministry has said that it is looking into an “unusual surge” in infections after the city-state reported 5,324 new cases of COVID-19 — the most since the beginning of the pandemic. Singapore also recorded 10 new deaths from the disease on Wednesday, increasing the toll to 349.

“The infection numbers are unusually high today, mostly due to many COVID-positive cases detected by the testing laboratories within a few hours in the afternoon,” the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement on Wednesday night.

“MOH is looking into this unusual surge in cases within a relatively short window, and closely monitoring the trends for the next few days.”

More than 80 percent of Singapore’s population has been vaccinated against the virus.

Source: Al Jazeera