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Singapore Expects 2,000 Covid Deaths a Year Among Elderly, Sick

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Covid-19 Has Killed 5 Million People Worldwide

Singapore, one of countries with the highest Covid vaccination rates in the world, could still see 2,000 deaths from the coronavirus each year with most victims among old and sick people, a government minister said on Monday.

The death rate from Covid stands at 0.2% in Singapore and is comparable to that of pneumonia before the pandemic, when about 4,000 patients -- mostly elderly and unwell -- would succumb to influenza and other respiratory diseases, Janil Puthucheary, a senior minister in the health ministry, told parliament. Although the health care system is stressed, it hasn’t been overwhelmed, he said.