Life expectancy falls for first time in Singapore's history in 2021 because of Covid-19

In 2021, the life expectancy at birth was 85.9 years for women, and 81.1 years for men. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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SINGAPORE - In 2021, Singapore residents' life expectancy fell for the first time in history since such data became available more than 60 years ago, and this was due to higher mortality rates arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The life expectancy at birth of Singapore residents fell by about 10 weeks, from 83.7 years in pre-pandemic 2019 to 83.5 years in 2021.

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