Singaporean woman, 58, dies of COVID-19, 39th such fatality

Coronavirus COVID-19 computer generated image.
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SINGAPORE — A 58-year-old Singaporean woman died on Monday (2 August) of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.

The woman was a household contact of a case who had visited Samy’s Curry Restaurant, and was confirmed to have the infection on 29 July, the MOH said in its daily COVID-19 report. She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had no underlying medical condition.

A day before the woman's death, a 34-year-old man from Ukraine died of the infection. The man, a sea crew, was the youngest person to have died of COVID-19 in Singapore to date.

In total, 39 individuals have died of COVID-19 in Singapore.

MOH said there are 95 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wednesday, taking the country's total case count to 65,410.

There are 92 new locally transmitted infections, of whom 30 are unlinked, and three imported infections.

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