Singapore found new infections from Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 up 23 percent, the Ministry of Public Health expects 1-2 months after this new wave of outbreaks. Hiring the elderly to inject boosters to cope
Issara News Agency (www.isranews.org) Situation report on the epidemic of COVID-19 Singapore, or coronavirus, has seen a 23 percent spike in new infections in the country, with the spike in infections being caused by a subspecies of the coronavirus Omicron. new
The Omicron subspecies of COVID is called BA.4 and BA.5 It accounted for 30 percent of the country’s new infections in the past week. And it is likely that such infections will continue to increase. The country’s Ministry of Health issued a statement on June 21 saying the two strains had a very high transmission potential. And there is evidence of a severe infection similar to that of previous strains of COVID Omicron.
Singapore has yet to see a high rise in COVID-19 cases. in severe cases requiring hospitalization and in cases of patients requiring special care or ICU
Health Minister Aung Ye Kung also said earlier this week that the ministry is urging seniors to get booster vaccines as Singapore is expected to face a new epidemic within 1- 2 months later But more than 80,000 people over 60 in Singapore were found to have not received booster injections.
Singapore has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. Of the 5.5 million population, 92 percent have been vaccinated against the coronavirus and 77% have received booster shots.