2 more COVID deaths in Singapore, bringing total to 49

·Editorial Team
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The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)
The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE — Two more people have died from COVID-19 complications in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (22 August), bringing the total death toll here to 49.

Altogether, 12 in Singapore have succumbed to COVID-19 this month.

One of them is a 91-year-old female permanent resident who died on Saturday. She had not been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease.

The woman's case was first reported on 3 August, after she had developed symptoms on 30 July and later positive for COVID-19. 

She was admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases. 

"She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of chronic kidney disease, heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and hyperparathyroidism," said the MOH.

The other fatality is an 87-year-old Singaporean man who died on Sunday. He had been partially vaccinated against COVID-19.

The man's case was first reported on 4 August. He had been conveyed to the National University Hospital for an unrelated medical condition on 4 August. 

As he was symptomatic, he was tested for COVID-19 and the result came back positive.

"He had been partially vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of advanced cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidaemia," said the MOH.

They come after 10 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, a 90-year-old Singaporean man on Tuesday, and an 82-year-old Singaporean man on Thursday.

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