Singaporean woman, 80, is 5th COVID death in a week; unvaccinated

Tan Tock Seng Hospital. (SCREENGRAB: Google Maps StreetView)
Tan Tock Seng Hospital. (SCREENGRAB: Google Maps StreetView)

SINGAPORE — An 80-year-old Singaporean woman died of COVID-19 on Saturday (7 August), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its daily report on the pandemic.

The woman had developed symptoms on 21 July, and was admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital on 23 July after testing positive for COVID-19 infection.

“She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of diabetes, hypertension and atrial fibrillation,” MOH said.

The woman, the 42nd COVID-19 death in Singapore, is the fifth fatality from the infection in a week following the deaths of a 34-year-old Ukrainian man last Sunday, a 58-year-old Singaporean woman on Monday, a 79-year-old Singaporean man on Wednesday, and a 63-year-old Singaporean man on Thursday.

MOH on Saturday reported 81 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 65,686.

Of these, there are 75 new cases of locally transmitted infection and six imported cases.

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