Singapore reported its highest single-day total of Covid cases in more than a year, with 837 cases recorded on Tuesday.
In response to the outbreak, the government has temporarily halted reopening plans and reimposed some restrictions.
As of Tuesday, a total of 809 people were in hospital. Of those, 75 were seriously ill and needed oxygen, and nine were in intensive care. The Ministry of Health said that the majority of patients with serious illnesses are over 66 years old the health.
81 percent of the population is fully vaccinated — excluding those under 12, which is 90 percent — and the number of critically ill patients is fairly low overall. The Ministry of Health said only four people have died in the past 28 days, and all of them have not been vaccinated.
However, the number of seriously ill people is increasing. The number of patients requiring oxygen doubled to 54 on Sunday from two days earlier, an important metric for judging whether the medical system could be overwhelmed.