Singapore’s well being ministry stated it’s wanting into an “unusual surge” in infections after the city-state reported 5,324 new instances of COVID-19 on Wednesday, probably the most because the starting of the pandemic.
Singapore additionally recorded 10 new deaths from the illness on Wednesday, taking the toll to 349.
“The infection numbers are unusually high today, mostly due to many COVID-positive cases detected by the testing laboratories within a few hours in the afternoon,” the ministry of well being (MOH) stated in an announcement on Wednesday night time.
“MOH is looking into this unusual surge in cases within a relatively short window, and closely monitoring the trends for the next few days.”
Singapore prolonged a few of its social curbs final week to include the unfold of COVID-19 for round a month as a way to ease the strain on the healthcare system.
Authorities have reimposed curbs that embody limiting social interactions and eating out to 2 individuals as a way to sluggish virus transmission.
About 84 % of Singapore’s inhabitants has been vaccinated towards the virus.