62-year-old man is Singapore’s 27th COVID-19 fatality; was a contact of 3 other cases

62-year-old man is Singapore’s 27th COVID-19 fatality; was a contact of 3 other cases

Sengkang General Hospital
Sengkang General Hospital.

SINGAPORE: A 62-year-old man has died of complications due to COVID-19, taking Singapore’s total coronavirus deaths to 27.

The man, a Singaporean, had a history of diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia, the Ministry of Health said in its daily update on Tuesday (Jul 14).



Known as Case 17168, he was confirmed to have COVID-19 on Apr 30. The man was a household contact of Cases 19136 and 19343​​​​​​​ - a 58-year-old Singaporean woman and a 24-year-old Singaporean man respectively. 

He was also a contact of Case 20058, a 48-year-old Singaporean woman. 

He died on Tuesday, said the ministry.                                                           

"Sengkang General Hospital has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them," it added.

READ: Singapore reports 347 new COVID-19 cases, 27th death 

On Tuesday, MOH reported 347 new cases of COVID-19 infection, bringing the national total to 46,629.

This includes seven cases in the community – one Singaporean, three work pass holders and three work permit holders. Four of these community cases are so far unlinked. 

Two imported cases were also among the new cases.

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Source: CNA/ga(rw)

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