Singapore — The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Wednesday (Aug 25) night that two more elderly people have died due to Covid-19 complications.
Both Singaporeans, the 86-year-old man died on Tuesday, while the 95-year-old woman died on Wednesday.
The man was admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for an unrelated medical condition on Jul 1 and tested negative for Covid-19 “multiple times”, MOH said.
“He had been partially vaccinated against Covid-19 and had a history of cancer, cardiomyopathy, chronic kidney disease, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia,” MOH added.
The woman developed symptoms on Aug 5 and tested positive for Covid-19 infection on Aug 9. She had not been vaccinated against Covid-19, but it is unclear if the man had been vaccinated.
On Wednesday, MOH recorded 120 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total tally to 66,812 since the outbreak began.
In its daily Covid-19 update on Monday, MOH reported that the woman’s case was first reported on Aug 2 after being admitted to Changi General Hospital on Jul 23 for an unrelated medical condition. /TISG
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