SINGAPORE — A 69-year-old Singaporean man died of COVID-19 on Wednesday (11 August), the sixth such fatality in Singapore so far this month.
The man developed symptoms on 28 July, and was admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital on 29 July where he tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its daily COVID-19 report.
“He had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of stroke, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia,” MOH added.
The man's death, the 43rd COVID-19 fatality to date in Singapore, comes after five other deaths in August – 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, and on 7 August.
On Wednesday, MOH reported 63 new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore, bringing the country's total to 65,953 infections. Of them, 61 are locally transmitted and two are imported.
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