Singapore expects Omicron wave to be several times larger than Delta ntc

Story Highlights

  • Cases likely to double every two to three days
  • Omicron variant, less lethal than Delta
  • No one has needed ICU care yet

The fast pace of Corona’s new variant Omicron has made everyone sleepless around the world. Singapore’s Health Minister Ong Ye Kung, in view of the increasing spread of Omicron, told parliament on Monday that the wave of infection caused by Omicron in Singapore could be several times larger than the wave of the delta variant.

Cases may double in 2-3 days

On a question from an MP, the Health Minister said that there is a possibility of doubling of cases every two to three days. He said, ‘If the Delta variant infects 3,000 people a day, then Omicron can probably infect 10,000 to 15,000 people a day or even more. So when the cases start increasing rapidly, there could be 3,000 Omicron cases a day in a few weeks.

Omicron is less lethal than Delta

He also cited global studies to say that the Omicron variant is less lethal than the Delta. Very few infected people have to be hospitalized and few people are in need of emergency care.

Omicron has registered 4,322 cases so far in Singapore.

He also told that so far 4,322 cases of Omicron have been registered in Singapore, out of which 308 people are 60 years of age or older. Of these, 8 required oxygen supplementation and all had their oxygen removed within a few days. So far no one has needed ICU care.

He said that all the rules to avoid Kovid-19 will be made more strict. Hopefully, with the help of safe management measures at present, we will be able to face this wave.

845 new cases of corona were registered in Singapore on Sunday, in which 587 people came from outside. Due to this, the cases of corona here increased to 285,647 since the beginning of the epidemic. At present, there has been one death from Corona so far and the death toll here has gone up to 838. At the same time, 327 new cases of Omicron have been reported here, in which 218 have come from outside.

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