Male Indian national dies of coronary heart disease, recovered earlier from COVID-19: MOH

Staff Writer, Singapore
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SINGAPORE — A 48-year-old male Indian national died of coronary heart disease on Tuesday (23 June) after he had recovered from COVID-19 infection, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.

The man, identified as case 28388, was sent to the emergency department at Singapore General Hospital after fainting in the early morning of Tuesday at a temporary housing site for migrant workers.

He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 15 May, and had recovered from the infection.

“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. This is consistent with international practice for classifying deaths,” said the MOH.

With the latest fatality, there are a total of 11 with COVID-19 infection who were determined to have died from unrelated causes. These include three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and another four, including the 48-year-old man, whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.

To date, there have been 26 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications.

The MOH reported 119 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of 23 June noon, bringing the total to 42,432.

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