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Singapore reports 4th death from COVID-19, a 68-year-old Indonesian national

Singapore reports 4th death from COVID-19, a 68-year-old Indonesian national

The National Centre for Infectious Diseases. (Photo: Rauf Khan)

SINGAPORE: Singapore on Thursday (Apr 2) reported its fourth death related to COVID-19, a 68-year-old Indonesian national.

The patient died from complications due to the disease at 6.43am on Thursday, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). He had a history of diabetes and hypertension.

The man was a Singapore work pass holder and had been in Indonesia from Jan 20 to Mar 16.

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On Mar 22, he was admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and was confirmed to have COVID-19 on the same day.

He was in the intensive care unit from Mar 26, and developed serious complications, eventually succumbing to the disease after seven days.

The NCID has reached out to the man's family and is extending assistance to them, said MOH.

The patient's profile matches that of case 476, which was first reported by MOH on Mar 23.

As of Wednesday, Singapore has reported 1,000 cases of COVID-19.

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The country saw its first deaths related to the novel coronavirus on Mar 21, a 75-year-old Singaporean woman and a 64-year-old Indonesian man. The woman had a history of chronic heart disease and hypertension and the man had a history of heart disease.

On Sunday, a 70-year-old Singaporean man became the third person to die from complications due to the disease in Singapore. He had a history of hypertension and hyperlipidaemia .

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Source: CNA/nc


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