Corona virus and healthcare in Singapore

Healthcare in Singapore

The effectiveness of the health care system in Singapore is well above average in a global comparison.

Probably the most important indicator that can be used to summarize the efficiency of all measures is general life expectancy. In other words, the theoretical age that a newborn child could potentially reach today. At the moment this age in Singapore is 81.0 years for men and 85.4 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 10.6 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Singapore

Currently: 0.1 new infections per day per 100,000 inhabitants
The inhabitants of Singapore are still affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. The inhabitants of Singapore are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By December 4th, 2020, 58239 infected persons and 29 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported on January 24th, 2020, which is the date of the official notification. An additional 10-14 days are calculated for noticing one's own infection, the doctor's appointment, the laboratory test and, above all, the period from the infection until the first symptoms appear. The country reached its peak so far on April 21st with 1,426 new infected persons.

Covid 19 virus infected in Singapore
Deaths caused by the Covid19 virus in Singapore

The first graph shows the number of infected persons reported. The second graph shows the number of deaths.

Mortality rate of infected persons

From the previously infected and deceased people, in Singapore results in a mortality rate of 0.0%. However, it should be borne in mind that death occurs an average of 19 days after the first symptoms appear. The time of the actual infection is therefore followed by several days until a person affected has a medical test carried out and the results are available. In order to quantify mortality more precisely, one would therefore have to compare the deaths that have occurred to date with those reported 58,135 infected up to 14 days ago. This gives in Singapore a new mortality rate of 0.0%.

Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Corona virus topic page.

Development in the last days

DateInfected Deaths 
Fri 4th9+0.0%0+0.0%
Thu 3rd2+0.0%0+0.0%
Wed 2nd10+0.0%0+0.0%
Tue 1st5+0.0%0+0.0%
Mon 30th8+0.0%0+0.0%
Sun 29th6+0.0%1+3.6%
Sat 28th4+0.0%0+0.0%
Fri 27th5+0.0%0+0.0%
Thu 26th7+0.0%0+0.0%
Wed 25th18+0.0%0+0.0%

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height173 cm161 cm
BMI24.323.2
Weight72.8 kg60.2 kg

Diseases

SingaporeØ worldwide
Diabetes *5.50%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.05%0.13%
HIV / Aids0.00%0.04%

* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.


Child vaccinations

SingaporeØ worldwide
Measles95.0%85.7%
Hepatitis B0.10%0.09%
DTP *9.60%8.57%

* DTP is a three times combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Singapore, 16.5% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
10 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

Medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Singapore is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 2.4 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.7 beds. Within the EU, 5.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.

With about 13,200 physicians in Singapore, there are about 2.31 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 3.57.

Through medical care, the mortality of major known diseases can be reduced to an above-average extent. For example, only about 9 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.

Supply with drinking water

The drinking water supply in Singapore is 100% accessible to all residents. Only very few countries achieve this standard, in which every inhabitant has a water connection in the immediate vicinity with tested drinking water. In a global comparison, only about 71% of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 97%. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10%.



Sources

Above data correspond to the information of the World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Statistics, UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, Global Health Observatory Data Repository and OECD. The daily case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).