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  • Singapore: Rumours about large increase in severe COVID-19 cases and deaths due to XBB strain 'not true': MOH

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/sing...ma-moh-3002421
    Rumours about large increase in severe COVID-19 cases and deaths due to XBB strain 'not true': MOH

    The Ministry of Health said that it is initiating Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act action against such rumours.

    SINGAPORE: Rumours that Singapore is seeing a significant increase in severe COVID-19 cases and deaths due to the XBB strain are untrue, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Tuesday (Oct 11).

    "There have been rumours circulating via WhatsApp that Singapore is having a rapid and large increase in cases with severe illness and deaths due to the circulating XBB strain," the ministry said in a statement.

    "This is not true. We are initiating POFMA action against such falsehoods," it added, referring to the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act.

    While there is an increase in local cases driven by XBB, including the post-weekend spike this Tuesday, MOH said the number of severe cases has remained relatively low.

    "This is very likely due to the resilience built up through vaccination and previous waves of infection. We are monitoring the trajectory closely," the ministry added...
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    COVID-19
    COVID-19 Situation at a Glance


    As of 13 Oct 2022, 12:00pm

    Hospitalised = 543

    Required Oxygen
    Supplementation = 50

    ICU = 13


    https://www.moh.gov.sg/

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