A third person has died because of complications after being tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday, March 29, said the Ministry of Health in a press release. The person with no travel history passed away at 12.12 PM local time.
The 70-year-old man was admitted at the Singapore General Hospital on February 29 and was tested positive by March 2. The MoH said that the man was in the Intensive Care Unit since then. He developed complications and died because of the infection 27 days later in the ICU. The man is said to have a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia.
Third death due to coronavirus in Singapore
MoH also said that the hospital has reached out to the family and is assisting them. Singapore had previously recorded two deaths because of the coronavirus, a 75-year-old Singaporean woman and a 64-year-old Indonesian man were the deceased.
They died because of the complications that happened while being treated for the coronavirus. So far the total number of cases reported in the country is 802 with 70 new cases being reported on Saturday, March 28.
Restrictions in Singapore
The country has enforced tighter restrictions on the entry of foreigners as the cases rose to more than 800 in the country. Starting 11:59 pm on Saturday, March 28 the long-term visit pass (LTVP) holders and student pass holders will have to get permission from the authorities. There are also restrictions on the short term travellers as well.
Among the new cases reported in the country, there has been a new case from a pre-school in the country bringing the total cases from PCF Sparkletots pre-school in Fengshan to 26.
There have been a few cases from the Singapore Postal services as well. The cases have led to the suspension of package sorting which will resume after the National Environment Agency gave the go-ahead to restart the function. The SingPost has also been disinfected when the cases emerged on Thursday.