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2 seniors die of Covid-19, bringing death toll to 78; 1,939 new cases in S’pore, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Two unvaccinated Singaporean women, aged 97 and 69, have died of Covid-19 complications.

The 97-year-old died on Saturday (Sept 25) after testing positive on Sept 18, while the 69-year-old died on Friday after testing positive that day, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday.

The first woman had a history of hyperlipidaemia – or a high level of fats in the blood – and the second had a history of hypertension. Their deaths bringĀ Singapore’s death tollĀ from the coronavirus to 78.

MOH also reported 1,939 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, surpassing Friday’s record high of 1,650 infections. It is the sixth consecutive day that the number of cases has crossed 1,000.

The number of fatalities in September now stands at 23 – which exceeds the 18 deaths in August.

The local cases on Sunday comprised 1,536 in the community and 398 among dormitory residents. The remaining five cases were imported.

The total tally of Covid-19 infections in Singapore now stands at 87,892.

Currently, 1,203 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, up from 1,142 the day before.

Among them are 172 people who need oxygen supplementation, up from 165 the day before.

There are also 30 in critical condition in the intensive care unit, up from 27 on Saturday.

Of the patients who have fallen very ill, 168 are above the age of 60.

Read the full MOH press release here.



2 seniors die of Covid-19, bringing death toll to 78; 1,939 new cases in S’pore, Singapore News & Top Stories Source link 2 seniors die of Covid-19, bringing death toll to 78; 1,939 new cases in S’pore, Singapore News & Top Stories

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