Singapore Covid death rate is world’s lowest. What is it doing ...

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Singapore Covid death rate is world’s lowest. What is it doing right?

Early detection, pre-emptive treatment, rostered testing and social protocols cited as reasons by experts

John Geddie and Aradhana Aravindan

Singapore has the lowest coronavirus case fatality count globally, with just 27 deaths among the more than 57,000 people who have been infected with Covid-19 on the Southeast Asian island.

At 0.05%, Singapore’s death rate is well below the global average of about three percent, according to data compiled by Reuters from countries that have recorded more than 1,000 cases. A comparison with countries with a similar-sized population shows a stark difference — Denmark’s death rate is about three percent, while Finland’s is about four percent.

Further, nobody has died from the disease in Singapore for more than two months, according to its health ministry. The country’s leading disease experts said the following are the main factors behind the phenomenon:..

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