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Singapore’s daily COVID-19 cases hit record of more than 26,000 – Metro US

Singapore’s daily COVID-19 cases hit record of more than 26,000

People wearing face masks cross a road, amid the coronavirus
People wearing face masks cross a road, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Omicron wave in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s health ministry reported a record 26,032 COVID-19 infections on Tuesday and said it may take a few weeks before the current transmission wave peaks and subsides.

“While the number of patients needing oxygen supplementation and intensive care unit (ICU) care is not high, there is a surge in demand for hospital beds, mostly for patients with underlying chronic illnesses to recover,” the health ministry said in a statement on Tuesday evening.

It reiterated that people with mild or no symptoms who had tested positive should consider self-recovery at home to reduce the pressure on healthcare workers.

Of the nearly 294,000 cases over the last 28 days, 99.7% had mild or no symptoms.

About 91% of Singapore’s 5.5 million population have been fully vaccinated, with a further 66% receiving a booster jab.

(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan in Singapore; Editing by Ed Davies)

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