Singapore: 7,109 new covid cases, one monkeypox infection

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Singapore reported 7,109 new COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday afternoon, including 6,393 local infections and 716 imported ones.

BUT monkeypox The infection has also been confirmed, according to media reports.

Was 13 78 090 coronavirus cases and 1,405 deaths in Singapore since the start of the pandemic.

In Singapore, weekly growth was 23%. COVID-19 population infections, largely driven by increased distribution of newer Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants, the Department of Health (MoH) said.

While sub-variant BA.2 still accounts for the bulk of Covid-19 infections in Singapore, the Ministry of Health said the proportion of BA.4 and BA.5 infections is on the rise.

According to the Ministry of Health, about 30% of coronavirus cases last week were in the BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants, compared with 17%, 8% and 3% in the previous three weeks, respectively.

“The surge in BA.4 and BA.5 cases is likely to continue due to their higher transmissibility compared to BA.2,” the report said.

The Ministry of Health said current international and local data indicate that the severity of BA.4 and BA.5 infections is similar to that of earlier strains of Omicron.

The Ministry also confirmed one imported case of monkeypox in Singapore. The patient is a 42-year-old British citizen who works as a flight attendant. Asia Channel News report. On June 20, he tested positive for monkeypox.

His condition is stable, but he is admitted to the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID). Contact tracing related to the case is ongoing, he said.

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