Singapore monitoring number of COVID-19 cases in ICU, next 1 to 2 weeks ‘critical’: Lawrence Wong
SINGAPORE: The health authorities are keeping a close eye on the number of COVID-19 cases in the intensive care unit (ICU) to ensure Singapore’s health system is not overwhelmed, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Sunday (Sep 19). There are currently 14 people in the ICU, but this number “can
SINGAPORE: The health authorities are keeping a close eye on the number of COVID-19 cases in the intensive care unit (ICU) to ensure Singapore’s health system is not overwhelmed, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Sunday (Sep 19).There are currently 14 people in the ICU, but this number “can change very quickly”, Mr Wong said in a Facebook post.
“The coming one to two weeks will be critical as we monitor the trajectory of the infection and our overall hospital/ICU situation,” said Mr Wong, who also co-chairs the multi-ministry task force.VACCINES DON’T OFFER 100% PROTECTION"Some have told me that based on our high vaccine coverage, and the current ICU figure of 14, we don’t have to worry," he said.
However, he added that Singapore"cannot afford to be complacent" as ICU numbers can change"very quickly".COVID-19 vaccines offer protection against severe illness, but Mr Wong pointed out that “we also know that the protection is not 100 per cent". headtopics.com
According to Ministry of Health (MOH) data, about 0.2 per cent of people infected are at risk of needing ICU care.That may seem like a small number, but it can grow very quickly “when it’s applied on a large and exponentially rising base of infected persons,” Mr Wong said.
He also explained that the figure – 0.2 per cent – could also change over time, if there are more seniors or unvaccinated people who get infected, as these groups are more prone to serious illness.The length of time a person is in the ICU – which could be more than two weeks – could also drive this number up.
“This is why we must never assume our ICU figures will continue to stay low, or that our ICU capacity will never be put to the test."He also urged the public, especially seniors or those living with them, to scale back non-essential social activities.
“And test yourself regularly to make sure you are free of the virus, and do not spread it to the people around you,” he added. Read more: CNA »
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Let's join Health Minister Ong and his many experts in their prayers to their gods that their gamble will deliver Singapore out of this pandemic. Gods bless our Nation & our people. 🤔😇 Yesterday I went out. Singaporeans and non Singaporeans alike had no worries at all. So life is normal. Let the virus cases grows ……
If you smell what lockdown is cooking Still waiting for him to apologize for mic debacle in parliament for the “lousy school” comment…all the more so he was the recent moe minister…😷 Hahaha! And all this increase in cases is among the vaccinated. Your country is finished. Knn so many cases already, still in monitoring mode. What's your contingency plan? Does MTF have any plans in the first place or are you gambling with our lives? Paid millions and this is the kind of ministers we get.
未接種的人，自己多保重。上帝保佑你們。 We are not the complacent ones.MTF are ones clouded by money. Living with covid is like coexisting with bioterrorists . Too much variables and uncertainty. Don't know what the virus will do next. Zero covid should be the way. Such defeatists attitude by low IQ overpaid leaders
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