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

18 September 2020 - 00:00 By 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...

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