Third Covid-19 death; another cluster emerges, Singapore News & Top Stories

Marco Green
March 30, 2020

In a statement today, MOH said of the 70 positive cases, 41 are imported while 29 are local cases who have no recent travel history overseas.

This is even as a new cluster emerged.

The man's death was the third from COVID-19 in Singapore following two earlier deaths - a 75-year-old Singaporean woman and a 64-year-old Indonesian man - announced on 21 March.

The salon has been shut and all employees there, between last Monday and Thursday, were issued quarantine orders.

There are now 844 cases in Singapore.

Two of the imported cases involved Malaysian men, aged 28 and 47, with both now warded at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) respectively.

The man who died was Mr Chung Ah Lay, who had a history of hypertension and hyperlipidaemia, or high cholesterol.

She reported the onset of symptoms last Tuesday, and test results confirmed she was infected on Friday.

She is employed as a nurse at the same hospital. Contact tracing is ongoing, said MOH.

She is now in an isolation room at the hospital, according to a Channel News Asia report. The first case - case 167 - was a Filipino emergency department nurse working at NTFGH.

Nineteen are in critical condition in the intensive care unit, while 206 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19 are isolated at Concord International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital and the community isolation facility at D'Resort NTUC.

In total, 212 people in Singapore have fully recovered from the deadly disease.

The deceased, case 109, was admitted to Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on 29 February, and was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 2 March.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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