Singaporean man, 82, is 10th COVID death in August; unvaccinated

Coronavirus COVID-19 computer generated image.
Coronavirus COVID-19 computer generated image. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — An 82-year-old Singaporean man died from complications due to COVID-19 on Thursday (19 August), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Friday, the 10th fatality from the infection in Singapore so far this month.

The man had developed symptoms on 30 July and was admitted to Alexandra Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 on 31 July.

"He had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of ischaemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, cystic kidney disease and hypertension," said MOH.

The man's death, the 47th COVID-19 fatality to date in Singapore, comes after nine 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, 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, a 64-year-old Singaporean man on Monday and a 90-year-old Singaporean man on Tuesday.

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