Singapore announces 24th Covid-19 death

SINGAPORE: A 51-year-old Chinese national died on Sunday from complications due to Covid-19, the first migrant worker in Singapore to succumb to the disease and the country's 24th fatality.

The man – identified as Case 17239 – was diagnosed with lymphoma – a type of cancer – that was complicated by multi-organ failure while he had been warded in the intensive care unit in end-April, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Monday.

"Despite being treated for lymphoma, his condition had deteriorated and he subsequently passed on," the ministry said in a statement, adding that the man was confirmed to have Covid-19 on May 1.

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

Singapore registered 408 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of infections here to 35,292.

All of the infections are linked to foreign workers living in dormitories. – Today Online

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