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Why Are Covid-19 Cases Increasing? Here Are 7 Reasons

Records are made to be broken. But this has become a broken record.

The cluster at the North Coast Lodge dormitory now has a total of 112 infections


Every day, it seems like a new record number of Covid-19 coronavirus cases is announced in Singapore. And it was no different today, as of the writing of this piece.

As of 12 p.m. on August 25, there are 118 new locally transmitted cases, according to Gov.sg.

COVID-19 has infected 26 people, all of whom are gravely sick. Seventeen people require oxygen support, and 19 are in the intensive care unit. On the 24th and 25th of August, two people died as a result of COVID-19 infection complications.


A recent increase in the number of covid infected cases here demonstrated how a few new cases may swiftly spread to a large numbers.

As a result, expecting things to improve in Singapore anytime soon is akin to expecting the Kardashians not to publish something on social media (pun intended).

The infection may as well declare, “I am inescapable,” at this point. With so many people still harboring the virus on the island, even though more than half of the population has been vaccinated, even a minor alteration can cause the virus to spread more aggressively.


1. Lower humidity and lower temperatures.

There isn't much you can do about the weather's fluctuation and unpredictability.

With lower humidity and lower temperatures, transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) appears to increase.

This might be because decreased relative humidity and less water vapor in the air allow smaller, lighter respiratory droplets to have greater virus concentrations and linger in the air for longer.

In addition, the virus may be able to persist longer at lower temperatures.

When the temperature and humidity drop, you may not be exactly the same. The defensive mechanisms in your body may deteriorate.

Those small hairs, mucus, and cells that line your respiratory system and are intended to remove trash from your respiratory tract, for example, may not be as effective as they should be.


2. Businesses re-opening and 3. Schools re-opening.

Given that Covid-19 coronavirus transmission was likely to increase as the government eased restrictions on company owners, organisations needed to be more aggressive in their preventive and control efforts than they had been in the previous months.

That isn't to suggest that lockdowns were the best solution. To reduce the risk of infection, all organisations, such as businesses and schools, needed to have many levels of protection in place. Consider that for a moment. Would you try to keep warm by wearing simply fishnet stockings or a blouse made of fishnet material in the winter? Instead, layering clothing on top of each other to provide adequate protection is the solution. To reduce the risk of infection, all organisations, such as businesses and schools, needed to have many levels of protection in place. Consider that for a moment. Would you try to keep warm by wearing simply fishnet stockings or a blouse made of fishnet material in the winter? Instead, layering clothing on top of each other to provide adequate protection is the solution.


4. Moving meetings & gathering from the outdoors to the inside.


With the changing weather, extra layers of protection are especially vital as activities transition from the outdoors to the interior. The outdoors can naturally provide at least two layers of cheese: ventilation and the ability to move further away physically. When these aren't automatically present, you'll need to beef up your security.


5. Respiratory ailments such as the flu.


The flu and other respiratory infections haven't quite arrived in full force yet, but they're on their way. However, stay vigilant Also, get a flu shot.


6. People getting lax on precautions.


Yes, changing one's conduct is difficult. It's tough to get people to do even simple things differently for a minute, let alone for months. Furthermore, the virus is small and cannot be observed every day.

Things may be different if the virus was ten feet tall, with horns and spiky teeth while singing James Blunt's "You're Beautiful." This would be even more frightening and put everyone on high alert.

This virus, on the other hand, is more subtle and, as a result, more devious. It has the ability to kill and create suffering, but it also permits enough individuals to leave with minor or no symptoms, allowing it to spread unchecked.


7. Misinformation.


What kind of erroneous information about the epidemic is still being spread? There is an atlas of them, if you will. Do you recall the family group chat? Aunt Karen revealed a flood of Covid-related conspiracies, which irritates you even more because your mother appears to be truly obsessed with the material and regarded it as gospel at the latest. And there you are, attempting to persuade her otherwise.


Aunt Karen is far from the only individual (or bot) advocating for people to ignore Covid-19 coronavirus control measures. Some have even pushed for the "let the infection propagate" policy, also known as "doing nothing." Some parts of infectious illness epidemiology are rather simple. If you do nothing to stop a contagious infection from spreading, it will. Also, spread. Also, spread.


As long as these seven issues are not properly addressed, new records in the number of new reported Covid-19 coronavirus cases, hospitalisations, and potentially deaths every day will continue to be set, even if the number decreases for the time being. In fact, if holiday travel occurs, it could exacerbate the virus's spread.


The virus is unconcerned about national, state, or municipal borders. It will continue to spread until it encounters a barrier, such as a face mask, is disinfected (on a surface rather than in a person's body), is cleansed away with soap and water, or is too far away from another human being to infect. Furthermore, the government must enhance testing and implement an active national surveillance system to track the virus's spread.


COVID-19 preparedness and prevention aims to reduce infection and death rates, in part by preventing the disease from reaching susceptible people. A further fear is that unless those numbers are reduced, we will overburden the nation's hospitals and clinics, resulting in a new sort of catastrophe. The simplest reason is that our hospitals have a fighting chance of dealing with it if we can limit the spread and reduce the number of people impacted. Several misconceptions regarding COVID-19 began to circulate on social media early on. They've been refuted several times, yet they might be harmful since they may induce individuals to not take COVID-19 preparedness and prevention properly, or they may generate fear. The COVID-19 READY Certification Program is entirely online and provides a comprehensive learning solution for COVID-19 readiness.

This program contains 21 learning modules, over 50 lessons, interactive quizzes, and more, all given in a simple, yet very dynamic style, based on Ministry of Health and National Environment Agency requirements. Learners may instantly utilize the courseware, which includes downloadable templates, process workflows, posters, and business continuity plans. Skills Future Credit and training subsidies are available. To find out more about The COVID-19 READY Certification Program, Do contact us at Tel: 62978123 WhatsApp: 86715681 Email: sfatc@firstaidtraining.com.sg




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