They haven't accounted for the possibly 608 pandemic related deaths last year ...
Officially, there were only 29 covid deaths up to January 1, 2021
But there were 608 more deaths in 2020 than in 2019
Most of these additional deaths were classified under heart and hypertensive diseases (and a small number under malignant neoplasm or cancer)
Incidentally, hypertension, high cholesterol, and other heart diseases were the majority of underlying conditions in covid death.
Let's separate the 608 excess deaths into monthly figures
On January 3, travellers arriving at Changi Airport from Wuhan had to undergo temperature screening after a pneumonia outbreak. This suggest that original Wuhan virus may be spreading in Singapore as early as Dec 2019. Note also that 166 (1933-1767) more people died in Dec 2019 than in Nov 2019
Can we assume that the Wuhan virus caused (directly or indirectly) many deaths in Jan & Feb 2020?The excess deaths for these two months was 375 (244 + 131) people.
(But official reports announced that the first covid patient who died passed away on Mar 21.)
There was also 52 more suicides in 2020 than in 2019. Perhaps some were dorm workers who killed themselves when the dormitories were locked down in Apr and May.
The excess deaths were negative in July, October, and December 2020 because various restrictions were in place. So deaths from flu and influenza during these months were less than the same months in 2019. This was reported by ICA: the lung and respiratory system diseases fell from 4,952 in 2019 to 4,610 in 2020.
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