Singaporean man, 63, dies of COVID-19; 4 such fatalities in 5 days

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

SINGAPORE — A 63-year-old Singaporean man died of COVID-19 on Thursday (5 August), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Friday.

The man, the 41st COVID-19 fatality in Singapore, had developed a fever and cough on Tuesday and was conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital on Thursday after collapsing at home, MOH said in its daily COVID-19 report. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection after his death.

“He had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of heart disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia,” the MOH said.

The man’s death was the fourth COVID-19 fatality in Singapore in five days following the deaths of a 34-year-old man from Ukraine last Sunday, a 58-year-old Singaporean woman on Monday, and a 79-year-old Singaporean man on Wednesday.

The MOH on Friday reported 97 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 65,605. Of these, 93 are new locally transmitted infections and the remaining four cases are imported.

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