COVID-19: 73-year-old man dies from coronavirus-linked cause, 23rd fatality in Singapore

The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE — A 73-year-old Singaporean man has died from COVID-19 complications, bringing the death toll here from the coronavirus to 23.

The man, identified as case 4,689, died on Thursday (21 May), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its daily update of coronavirus cases in Singapore on the same day. 

He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 April, and had a history of hypertension, high cholesterol, and low levels of thyroid hormone.

The National Centre for Infectious Diseases has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them.

In the MOH daily update of COVID-19 infections on 17 April, the man’s case was listed as unlinked and that he was admitted to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital then.

The MOH reported a preliminary 448 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Thursday noon, bringing the total to 29,812.

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