Singaporean man, 70, linked to TTSH cluster dies from COVID-19

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 Tan Tock Seng Hospital. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)
Tan Tock Seng Hospital. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE — A 70-year-old Singaporean man who is linked to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) COVID-19 cluster died on Thursday (20 May) from the disease, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.

The man was the second fatality linked to the cluster after an 88-year-old Singaporean woman who died on 1 May. He was the 32nd patient in Singapore who had died from COVID-19 complications.

The man was warded in TTSH Ward 9D on 22 April, and was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 30 April. He had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of lung cancer and atrial fibrillation.

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

As of Thursday, 46 of the confirmed cases are linked to the TTSH cluster.

The MOH confirmed 41 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Thursday, taking the country's total case count to 61,730. Of them, 27 are local transmissions in the community, of whom 21 are linked to previous cases and six are unlinked.

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