SINGAPORE – A 63-year-old man died of complications due to Covid-19 on Thursday (Aug 5).
He had developed a fever and cough on Tuesday and was sent to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital on Thursday after collapsing at home, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday night in its daily update on the Covid-19 situation in Singapore.
He was confirmed to have Covid-19 after his death.
The man had not been vaccinated against Covid-19 and had a history of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
This is the fourth Covid-19 death in the past five days. In all, 41 have died of complications due to the coronavirus.
MOH reported five new clusters on Friday, including one from the Jem mall in Jurong East and catering firm Elsie’s Kitchen. Both clusters have four cases each.
This is the second time that Jem has had a cluster. It was part of a cluster with Westgate mall that grew to 63 cases and was closed on June 28.
In total, there are currently 126 active clusters in Singapore, with three to 1,134 cases each.
The Jurong Fishery Port cluster remains the largest active cluster to date, with 1,134 cases.
In all, there were 97 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking Singapore’s total to 65,605.