Singapore could expect a new wave of Covid-19 infections if the last wave of Omicron infections decreases and vaccinated people’s antibodies wane, Singapore’s Ministry of Health warned.
Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said that based on the current evolution of Covid-19 around the world, including recent cases of BA.4 and BA.5 virus infections in United States and Europe, a new wave of Covid-19 infections is expected in July or August.
Both virus variants were first detected in South Africa earlier this year, leading to an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases globally.
According to Wong, the first three cases of the variant were detected in Singapore in mid-May.
Singapore's "fever" cases expected to reach a new high peak
Meanwhile, weekly “fever” cases in Singapore are expected to hit a new high peak, as there was 2,000 cases last week.
National Environment Agency (NEA) conducted about 305,000 inspections island-wide, including 2,300 times inspections of construction sites, and last week there were about 9,000 mosquito breeding habitats found.
The weekly number of “fever” cases has exceeded year 2020 highest record of 1787 cases, according to NEA.
NEA also said that every weekly case within this month could also exceed 2,000, as June usually the peak season of dengue.
More than 12,000 dengue cases have been reported so far this year. Exceeded 5,258 cases reported in the past year.