Woman dies due to COVID-19 in Singapore as new cases emerge

WION Web Team
Singapore Published: May 03, 2021, 09:07 PM(IST)

Health personnel prepare antigen rapid test for coronavirus for passengers on World Dream cruise ship Photograph:( AFP )

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The woman who was admitted in Tan Tock Seng Hospital was confirmed with the virus on April 28 as health officials added that she had a history of hypertension, cancer and other diseases.

An 88-year-old woman in Singapore died on Saturday due to COVID-19 as the country moved to lock down a hospital after detecting coronavirus cases.

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Singapore health authorities reported 16 infections last Thursday and another nine COVID-19 cases on Friday which was the highest daily coronavirus cases reported since July last year.

The woman who was admitted in Tan Tock Seng Hospital was confirmed with the virus on April 28 as health officials added that she had a history of hypertension, cancer and other diseases. A nurse was earlier detected with the virus in Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

There were other cases of the virus reported to an immigration official working at the airport as health minister Gan Kim added that the new cases were a "worrying trend".

At least 34 new coronavirus cases were reported in the country last week with the new cases linked to the TTSH cluster among the elderly aged 70 and above. At least two cases were reported in a dormitory with one of them being a Myanmar national who had arrived in Singapore in January 2020 and an Indian national, according to reports.

The Singapore health officials said 25 COVID-19 cases were imported and were placed on stay at home notice. The Singapore ministry said that there were 111 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, adding that they were stable.

On May 3, 17 COVID-19 cases detected. The country's authorities had moved to quickly lock four hospital wards in Tan Tock Seng Hospital as the coronavirus clusters increased as testing was carried out for the entire hospital staff.

On Friday, the country had announced that it will bar entry of visitors with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka

The country has 61,235 confirmed coronavirus cases with 31 deaths in the city of 5.7 million population.

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