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Singaporean man dies from complications due to COVID-19 infection

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A 68-year-old man has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 27 November 2020, MOH said in its latest update. This makes him the 29th COVID-19 death in Singapore.

The Singaporean had travelled to Indonesia on 10 March for work. He returned to Singapore on 17 November after experiencing shortness of breath since 11 November. Upon arrival, he was admitted to a hospital. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 18 November.

According to the MOH update, the man had a past history of hypertension and heart disease. The cause of death is ischaemic heart disease with COVID-19.

The National University Hospital has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them.

One COVID-19 infection in the community

One case of COVID-19 infection in the community was reported on Saturday 28 November.  She is asymptomatic and was picked up during MOH’s community surveillance testing of stallholders in and around Tekka Centre on 26 November.

When her test result came back positive, she was conveyed to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases the following day. She is likely to have had a past infection because her serological test result is also positive.

The woman works with a co-worker at her stall at Tekka Market. She stays at Yishun Street 22 with her husband, who has been working at Mustafa Centre for the past few years. She regularly visits her children who stay at Bishan Street 13 and Tampines Street 86.

All her identified close contacts, including her family members and co-worker, have been isolated and placed on quarantine.  They will be tested at the start and end of their quarantine period to detect asymptomatic cases. MOH will also conduct serological tests on her household and family contacts to determine if she could have been infected by them.

No cases in the dormitories for 18 days

No cases were reported in the dormitories. This marks 18 days of zero cases from the dormitories.

There were 5 imported cases on Saturday.

Currently,  there are 32 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Most are stable or improving, and none is in the intensive care unit. 25 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19. 29 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

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