The Ministry of Health (MOH) said on 6 December that they will stop issuing daily releases on Covid-19 infection statistics from 7 December onwards.
The daily updates will be provided on MOH’s website instead, where the public can access the information such as hospital capacity, infected patients’ statuses, the progress of vaccination, and the number of cases.
MOH said that they will continue to use the week-on-week infection growth ratio as an indicator of the virus growth speed in the community.
If the aforementioned ratio rises very quickly above 1 on a sustained basis, it would indicate that infection is spreading at a faster rate and potentially the start of a new wave.
At the moment, the present wave is subsiding and infection numbers are stabilizing, MOH said that we can expect the ratio to trend towards 1.
MOH will continue on their updates to the public on significant developments and information that includes the Omicron variant through the regular media statements.