SINGAPORE: A 64-year-old man became Singapore's 28th COVID-19 fatality after he died due to complications arising from COVID-19 infection, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (Oct 12).
The man, a Singapore permanent resident, is the country's first reported COVID-19 death in three months.
He died on Monday.
The last reported COVID-19 death in Singapore was on Jul 14 when a 62-year-old Singaporean man died from complications due to COVID-19.
The latest fatality, the 64-year-old man, who was also known as Case 57960, had a history of hypertension, said MOH.
According to MOH, he had been working in India since December 2019 and returned to Singapore on Sep 23, when he was placed on stay-home notice.
According to MOH records, he had an onset of symptoms on Sep 30 and was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on Oct 4.
"Singapore General Hospital has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them," said the ministry.
On Monday, Singapore reported four new COVID-19 cases, the lowest number of cases reported since Mar 4.
The national tally now stands at 57,880.