In the wake of the news that Macao has reached a vaccination rate of 84 per cent, the Health Bureau’s Leong Iek Hou has compared the city’s performance with Singapore’s.
Leong noted that as of Tuesday last week, Singapore’s inoculation rate among all age groups reached at least 95 per cent, except those aged between 5 and 11 who had a jab rate of 75 per cent.
Leong noted that thanks to Singapore’s high vaccination rate including senior citizens, its death rate among Covid-19 infections has been only 0.12 per cent, which is one fifth of the 0.6 per cent in Hong Kong.
Leong said that even though Singapore has been reporting new local Covid-19 cases every day, its death rate amongst Covid-19 infections and the percentage of cases with serious conditions have remained low. Consequently, Leong said, Singapore has gradually started to ease its Covid-19 restrictions and control measures.
Leong also said that according to Covid-19 hospitalisation statistics as of 8 March in Hong Kong by the University of Hong Kong, those who had received two or three jabs had much higher protection against serious conditions and deaths compared to those who had received only one jab or had not been inoculated.
Leong said that according to Hong Kong statistics, those with three jabs enjoy a protection rate of 98 per cent against serious conditions or death, The Macau Post Daily reported.