6 out of 7 severe cases are not vaccinated
[아시아경제 김유리 기자] Major foreign media reported on the 23rd that three-fourths of the local COVID-19 infections that occurred in Singapore in the last month were counted as vaccinated.
According to the Ministry of Health in Singapore, a total of 1,096 local infections have occurred in the past 28 days. Of these, about 44% (484 people) received both doses of the vaccine and 30% received only one dose. In Singapore, only those who have received the messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are officially recognized as vaccinated. 25% of local infections are those who have never been vaccinated.
Seven of the local infections were severe patients requiring ventilators, and six of them were not vaccinated. One person only received one dose of the vaccine. “This is continuing evidence that vaccination can help prevent serious illness when infected with COVID-19,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement.
Experts point out that these results do not mean that the vaccine is ineffective when it comes to those who have been vaccinated. As more people get vaccinated, we will see more cases of infection among vaccinated people.
Singapore has the second highest vaccination rate in the world after the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with about 75% of its 5.7 million population receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. About 50% of them were vaccinated twice.
By Kim Yu-ri, staff reporter [email protected]