Singaporean man, 69, is 6th COVID-19 death this month; unvaccinated

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

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 – 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, and an 80-year-old Singaporean woman 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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