Just four days ago, Singapore reported its third Covid-19 death, a 70-year-old man with hypertension and hyperlipidaemia.
And now, another man has succumbed to the highly infectious disease.
MOH Reports 4th Covid-19 Death
On 2 Apr 2020, the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported Singapore’s fourth fatality to Covid-19.
The 68-year-old Indonesian man died from complications at 6.43am.
A Work Pass holder, he had been in Indonesia from 20 Jan to 16 Mar 2020.
Has Diabetes & Hypertension
It was revealed that the man has a history of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure).
He was admitted to the National Centre For Infectious Diseases (NCID) on 22 Mar and tested positive for Covid-19 the same day.
He was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) since 26 Mar 2020.
Unfortunately, after 7 days in ICU, he suffered complications and passed away.
NCID is now extending its assistance to the family.
Goody Feed extends its condolences to the family as well.
Fatality Rate of Covid-19
On 7 Mar, Singapore’s health minister Gan Kim Yong told Singaporeans to be prepared for Covid-19 deaths.
He had said that Singapore has been “lucky” to have no deaths two months into the Covid-19 outbreak.
WHO has estimated the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of Covid-19 to be around 3%, and the elderly and people with chronic diseases are most at risk.
According to Worldometer, a website run by an international team of developers, researchers and volunteers to provide relevant statistics to the world, people above the age of 80 have a 21.9% probability of dying while people from 10 to 39 years old has a 0.2% probability of fatality.
It was also found that people with pre-existing conditions have a higher fatality probability rate compared to people with no pre-existing conditions.
With Covid-19 now entering a new stage of local transmission, experts have said that the fate of Singapore now rests in the hands of every Singaporean.
If we all follow the measures strictly and numbers are kept in check for the next two weeks, we’ll enter a new stage of stability.
If the numbers explode, Singapore’s going to be in huge trouble.
And we all know our government’s pattern, right? If the carrot doesn’t work, they’ll use the stick.
You can do your part as a responsible citizen through helping out in contact tracing by downloading the TraceTogether app.
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