Explainer: What is the weekly infection growth rate and how does it help us assess the Covid-19 situation?

SINGAPORE — Finance Minister Lawrence Wong introduced a new

27/10/2021 5:29:00 PM

Explainer: What is the weekly infection growth rate and how does it help us assess the Covid-19 situation?

SINGAPORE — Finance Minister Lawrence Wong introduced a new

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The weekly infection growth rate is the ratio between the number of cases in one week and the number in the previous week. The ratio is now about 1.11, which means the number of cases is increasing week on week.

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