Singaporean man, 64, is 9th COVID death in August; unvaccinated

Singapore - December 4, 2019: Entrance to the Raffles Hospital in Singapore.(the flagship of the Raffles Medical Group) in Singapore.
Entrance to the Raffles Hospital. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — A 64-year-old Singaporean man died from complications due to COVID-19 on Monday (16 August), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Wednesday, the ninth fatality from the infection in Singapore so far this month.

The man developed a cough on 2 August, and was conveyed to Raffles Hospital on 3 August after suffering heart problems.

"He had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of end stage renal failure, ischaemic cardiomyopathy, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia," said MOH.

The man's death, the 46th COVID-19 fatality to date in Singapore, comes after eight other deaths in August that were earlier reported: a 34-year-old Ukrainian man on 1 August, a 58-year-old Singaporean woman on 2 August, a 79-year-old Singaporean man on 4 August, a 63-year-old Singaporean man on 5 August, an 80-year-old Singaporean woman on 7 August, a 69-year-old Singaporean man on 11 August, an 84-year-old Singaporean man on 13 August, and a 90-year-old Singaporean man on Tuesday.

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