Singapore’s Covid Death Rate Is More Than SARS

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia Singapore reported an additional case of death due to Covid-19 on Wednesday (9/6/2021). With this, the death toll from Covid-19 since the pandemic hit the country has reached 34.

“The 34th Covid-19 death in Singapore was an 86-year-old woman who had not been vaccinated against Covid-19 and had a history of co-morbidities including diabetes and hypertension,” Singapore’s health ministry quoted him as saying. Reuters.

This figure is in fact higher than the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) pandemic that also hit the Asian financial center in 2003. The death toll resulting from the 2003 SARS pandemic in Singapore reached 33 victims.

SARS is believed to have emerged from a wet market in China’s Guangdong province before spreading to major cities. Globally, 774 people died in the epidemic that spanned nearly 30 countries.

Although the Covid death toll has surpassed the SARS death toll, Singapore still has one of the lowest Covid-19 death rates in the world. The Singaporean authorities had said at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic that they were prepared with experience dealing with SARS, making them better prepared to deal with the virus pandemic.

So far, Singapore has reported 62,219 Covid-19 infections since January last year. While in the SARS pandemic, they recorded 238 cases between March and May 2003.

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