November might not end well after all.
Today (29 November 2020), as of 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 8 new cases of COVID-19 infection.
7 of them are imported, while 1 of them is a community case.
According to MOH, the case is a migrant worker residing in the community, and was detected, once again, from the community surveillance testing of stallholders in and around Tekka Centre on 26 November.
His serological test result has come back positive, which indicates likely past infection. There are no new cases in the dormitories.
This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 58,213.
Latest COVID-19 Death in S’pore Had Worked in Indonesia & Came Back to S’pore Recently
A 68-year-old Singaporean died from complications due to the coronavirus on Friday (27 Nov), bringing Singapore’s death toll to 29.
The man, Case 58343, had a history of hypertension and heart disease, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.
On 10 March, the man had travelled to Indonesia for work.
He returned to Singapore on 17 Nov, but was admitted to a hospital upon his arrival as he had been experiencing shortness of breath since 11 Nov.
He was confirmed to have Covid-19 on 18 Nov.
Over a week later, the man died from complications due to the disease.
The cause of death, as determined by a pathologist, was ischaemic heart disease with Covid-19.
“The National University Hospital has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them”, MOH said.
The last Covid-19 fatality was on 12 Oct, when a 64-year-old man died due to complications from Covid-19.
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