Its another week and on Friday, the world saw a new surge in infections, mostly from a fresh surge in Europe with countries there reporting higher daily cases than the most infected countries. Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 37 million with over 1 million deaths and about 28 million people who have recovered. The United States continues to lead the world with nearly 8 million cases and India is second with around 7 million cases and Brazil follows with about 5 million cases.
Singapore’s cases are not as high as it used to be and we are currently having single digit local or community cases with the bulk of local cases being from either workers in dormitories or foreign imported cases where travellers test positive on arrival into Singapore. Overall, the number of new cases in the community has remained stable at an average of 1 case per day in the past 2 weeks as well as the number of unlinked cases in the community has remained stable at an average of fewer than 1 case per day in the past 2 weeks. The total number of active cases has been reduced to about 157 now and 57,675 patients have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. Of the 157 still active cases, about 37 of the confirmed cases who are still in hospital are stable or improving with one in the intensive care unit. Of the balance cases, they have mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 and are isolated and cared for at community facilities.
On the home front, we are all still at home, either working from home or home based learning though there are indications that S may be able to start going back to work on a staggered basis soon and he is quite happy to be going back to office soon, even if it not on a full-time basis. The children have about a week still to go before school starts and they too want to go back, but unfortunately still can’t.
Anyway, this was our week, have a wonderful week people and remember to stay safe and stay masked!