SINGAPORE — A 38-year-old Bangladeshi man with COVID-19 infection has died and the preliminary cause was cardiorespiratory failure, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday (9 July).
It was the second such death of a COVID-19 case reported in two days.
The man, case 43688, died on Tuesday. “He had been conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital on 28 June after suffering a seizure, and subsequently developed intracranial haemorrhage,” the MOH said. The case is pending further investigations by the Coroner.
A day earlier, a 69-year-old Singaporean man, was confirmed to have COVID-19 on the same day of his death on Tuesday. The preliminary cause of his death was also listed as cardiorespiratory failure. He had a history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, hypothyroidism, and chronic kidney disease.
With the two men’s deaths, a total of 14 who tested positive for the virus were determined to have died from unrelated causes.
“Only cases where the attending doctor or pathologist attributes the primary or underlying cause of death as due to COVID-19 infection will be added to the COVID-19 death count,” said the MOH in previous press releases, adding that the method of assessment is consistent with international practices for classifying deaths.
The MOH also confirmed 125 new COVID-19 cases as of Thursday afternoon, bringing the total to 45,423.
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