Singaporean man, 84, is 7th COVID fatality this month; unvaccinated

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National University Hospital at Lower Kent Ridge Road. (Yahoo News Singapore file photo)
National University Hospital at Lower Kent Ridge Road. (Yahoo News Singapore file photo)

SINGAPORE — An 84-year-old Singaporean man died from complications due to COVID-19 on Friday (13 August), the seventh such fatality in Singapore so far this month.

The man had developed symptoms on 28 July, and was admitted to the National University Hospital the next day where he tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its daily coronavirus report.

"He had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of cancer, ischaemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia," the ministry added.

The man's death, the 44th COVID-19 fatality to date in Singapore, comes after six 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 and a 69-year-old Singaporean man on 11 August.

On Friday, the MOH reported 49 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, bringing the country's total to 66,061 infections. Of them, 45 are locally transmitted while five are imported.

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