COVID-19: Two more virus-linked fatalities in Singapore, total at 20

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

SINGAPORE — A 97-year-old Singaporean woman died on Tuesday night (5 May) from complications due to COVID-19 infection, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Wednesday.

She was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 7 April, and had a history of hypertension. She was linked to the Lee Ah Mooi Home cluster.

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

A 73-year-old Singaporean man also died from causes linked to the virus on Wednesday. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 7 April, and had a history of hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes. He was linked to the Mustafa Centre cluster.

Singapore General Hospital has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them.

The MOH also confirmed 788 new coronavirus cases and seven more clusters in Singapore as of Wednesday, bringing the total to 20,198.

A day earlier, the MOH said a 44-year-old man who was earlier confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 died from a heart attack on Tuesday.

The man’s death brought the number of fatalities among confirmed COVID-19 cases from causes unrelated to the infection to six.

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