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新加坡将改变新冠疫情报告方式

新加坡将改变新冠疫情报告方式

Chanyaporn Chanjaroen, 彭博社 2021年09月15日
负责每日报告重症病例数据的新加坡卫生部将关注重点转变为医院的容量,而不是新增病例。

随着本地社区的单日新冠确诊病例创新高,新加坡开始改为报告每日住院患者情况,将关注的重点转移到医疗能力,同时计划将新冠肺炎作为地方性流行病进行管理。

彭博社编辑的数据显示,新加坡的新冠疫苗接种率达到81%,在百万人口以上国家中排在首位。但每日确诊病例却在持续增加,其中绝大多数患者的症状轻微或者无症状。

有迹象表明,新加坡的大规模疫苗接种减少了重症病例。虽然在过去一周,新加坡的每日本土确诊病例增加了一倍,达到347例,但需要辅助供氧或重症监护的重症病例数量几乎与上周相同。

新加坡将改变报告新冠疫情情况的方式。负责每日报告重症病例数据的新加坡卫生部(Ministry of Health)将关注重点转变为医院的容量,而不是新增病例。

这个城市国家将不再报告关联病例和无关联病例,因为该国卫生部在每日情况通报所附的一份声明中表示:“我们目前的策略是与新冠病毒并存,所以这些数据不再像以前那样重要。”从9月9日开始,报告的频率也将从每天两次减少为一次。

新加坡卫生部称:“我们的新冠疫情防控现在进入了一个截然不同的阶段。”调整之后的报告将“体现突出问题”,例如医院是否不堪重负等。

虽然每日报告没有列出新加坡医疗系统的容量,但之前的报告表明,其医疗系统远未达到极限。例如,新加坡卫生部部长王乙康在7月表示,如果有需要,新加坡有1000张重症监护病床能够用于治疗新冠肺炎患者。目前只有6名患者住进了重症监护室。在2020年4月新冠疫情最严重的时期,需要重症监护的患者也只有32人。

除了重症监护以外,新加坡还计划提高其医疗容量。新加坡的社区医疗设施可以容纳超过5500名核酸检测呈阳性的轻症或无症状患者,这比新加坡上个月的总确诊人数多出了约2000个床位。此外,新加坡政府正在试点允许部分轻症患者居家康复的计划。(财富中文网)

翻译:刘进龙

审校:汪皓

随着本地社区的单日新冠确诊病例创新高,新加坡开始改为报告每日住院患者情况,将关注的重点转移到医疗能力,同时计划将新冠肺炎作为地方性流行病进行管理。

彭博社编辑的数据显示,新加坡的新冠疫苗接种率达到81%,在百万人口以上国家中排在首位。但每日确诊病例却在持续增加,其中绝大多数患者的症状轻微或者无症状。

有迹象表明,新加坡的大规模疫苗接种减少了重症病例。虽然在过去一周,新加坡的每日本土确诊病例增加了一倍,达到347例,但需要辅助供氧或重症监护的重症病例数量几乎与上周相同。

新加坡将改变报告新冠疫情情况的方式。负责每日报告重症病例数据的新加坡卫生部(Ministry of Health)将关注重点转变为医院的容量,而不是新增病例。

这个城市国家将不再报告关联病例和无关联病例,因为该国卫生部在每日情况通报所附的一份声明中表示:“我们目前的策略是与新冠病毒并存,所以这些数据不再像以前那样重要。”从9月9日开始,报告的频率也将从每天两次减少为一次。

新加坡卫生部称:“我们的新冠疫情防控现在进入了一个截然不同的阶段。”调整之后的报告将“体现突出问题”,例如医院是否不堪重负等。

虽然每日报告没有列出新加坡医疗系统的容量,但之前的报告表明,其医疗系统远未达到极限。例如,新加坡卫生部部长王乙康在7月表示,如果有需要,新加坡有1000张重症监护病床能够用于治疗新冠肺炎患者。目前只有6名患者住进了重症监护室。在2020年4月新冠疫情最严重的时期,需要重症监护的患者也只有32人。

除了重症监护以外,新加坡还计划提高其医疗容量。新加坡的社区医疗设施可以容纳超过5500名核酸检测呈阳性的轻症或无症状患者,这比新加坡上个月的总确诊人数多出了约2000个床位。此外,新加坡政府正在试点允许部分轻症患者居家康复的计划。(财富中文网)

翻译:刘进龙

审校:汪皓

Singapore is shifting the focus of its daily reports to hospitalizations to turn attention to its medical capacity alongside plans to manage the virus as endemic, as the country’s daily count of COVID cases in the local community rose to the highest it’s ever been.

At 81%, Singapore has the best vaccination rate in the world among countries of more than 1 million people, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Yet daily cases—the vast majority of which are mild or asymptomatic—are on the rise.

There are signs that Singapore’s mass vaccination is holding down serious cases. While the overall number of daily local cases has doubled in the past week to 347, the number of serious cases requiring supplemental oxygen or intensive care is about the same as last week.

Singapore is changing the way it reports the COVID-19 situation. The Ministry of Health is now leading its daily report with data on serious cases in a shift that focuses attention on its hospital capacity instead of the rising number of cases.

The city-state will no longer report the number of linked and unlinked cases “as this is no longer as relevant as before, given our current strategy of living with COVID-19,” the ministry said in a statement accompanying its daily update, which will also be cut to once instead of twice a day from September 9.

“We are now in a very different stage of our battle against COVID-19,” the health ministry said. The revamped reports will “reflect the salient issues” such as whether hospital capacity is getting overwhelmed, it said.

While the daily report doesn’t list Singapore’s system-wide capacity, previous statements suggest the city-state isn’t anywhere close to its limits. For example, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung in July said as many as 1,000 ICU beds could be made available to COVID-19 patients if needed. Just six are in ICU now. At its peak, in April of 2020, there were as many as 32 people in ICU.

Singapore is also looking to expand its health care capacity beyond critical care. The government has space for more than 5,500 COVID-positive people with mild or no visible symptoms in community care facilities, which is about 2,000 more beds than the total number of people in Singapore who got COVID over the last month. Additionally, the government is piloting a program that would allow some mildly ill patients to recover at home.

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