COVID-19: 84-year-old woman is Singapore's 12th coronavirus-related fatality

Logo of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. (Yahoo News Singapore file photo)
Logo of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. (Yahoo News Singapore file photo)

SINGAPORE — An 84-year-old Singaporean woman has died from COVID-19 complications, bringing the death toll here from the coronavirus to 12.

The woman, identified as case 1,071, died on Tuesday (21 April) night, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its daily update of coronavirus cases in Singapore on Wednesday. She was confirmed to have the infection on 2 April. The next day, she was listed as an unlinked case in the MOH’s daily update.

The MOH said that Khoo Teck Puat Hospital has reached out to her family and is extending assistance to them.

The MOH confirmed 1,016 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on the same day, bringing the total to 10,141 – the highest recorded in Southeast Asia.

Of them, 967 – or about 95% – are foreign workers living in dormitories. Of the remaining cases, 32 are foreign workers residing outside dorms while 17 are cases in the community, including 15 Singaporeans and permanent residents.

Overall, 27 per cent have no established links.

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