Can Singapore’s health care system cope with its biggest surge in Covid-19 infections?


Singapore’s daily Covid-19 numbers have been hitting new highs in recent weeks, crossing the 5,000 mark for the first time last Wednesday.The Health Ministry described this as an “unusual surge” and while cases have since fallen to hover around the 3,000 range, authorities are cautiously watching the number of serious infections that require treatment in an intensive care unit (ICU).The city state’s hospitals are facing a growing risk of being overwhelmed as more resources are diverted to…

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