Covid-19: 878 lives lost in Singapore so far this year

Singapore’s Covid-19 current mortality rate of 0.08 per cent is far below the global mortality rate of 1.03 per cent. PHOTO: ST FILE
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The coronavirus has claimed 878 lives in Singapore so far this year, more than the 828 deaths in the first two years of the pandemic combined, even as a semblance of normalcy returned to life in the Republic with the easing of pandemic restrictions.

Singapore has logged 1.89 million cases so far in 2022 alone – an increase of more than six-fold from the 279,405 infections seen at the end of 2021, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University based on Ministry of Health (MOH) figures - which experts say is reason enough to remind people not to be complacent.

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