Though Singapore’s Covid-19 fatality rate remains relatively low, we’ve still been reporting deaths on daily basis recently.
On Friday (27 Aug), the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported the passing of 3 unvaccinated seniors due to Covid-19 complications.
With this, Singapore has had Covid-19 fatalities for 7 consecutive days.
In its evening update on Friday (27 Aug), MOH reported the passing of 3 unvaccinated seniors aged 70, 80, and 90.
The 70-year-old patient was admitted to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) on 11 Aug and had tested negative then.
However, a subsequent test a week later returned a positive result and she succumbed to complications from the infection on Friday (27 Aug).
The patient had a medical history of:
MOH did not disclose much about the 80-year-old casualty. Here’s what they shared with the public in summary:
The oldest of the 3 was conveyed to KTPH on 18 Aug for an unrelated medical condition and tested Covid-19 positive the following day.
She passed away from Covid-19 complications a week later on Thursday (26 Aug).
The 90-year-old had a history of medical conditions including:
Strangely, MOH noted that the 70- and 90-year-old patients rarely left their homes due to mobility issues. Yet, they still contracted the virus. Their infections remain unlinked.
As of 27 Aug, 55 people have passed away from Covid-19 complications in Singapore.
Our nation has also reported Covid-19 fatalities daily for 7 straight days.
While news of the fatalities is heartbreaking, other updates seemed slightly more positive.
For one, the number of patients suffering from severe illnesses has dipped significantly.
Only 19 currently require oxygen supplementation or are in the ICU. This is the lowest number over the past month.
Most of these cases continue to involve individuals who have not completed their full vaccine regimens.
The frequency of our recent Covid-19 fatalities is indeed concerning.
It is, however, worth mentioning that all but 1 Covid-19 fatality are not fully vaccinated.
This perhaps reiterates the importance of getting vaccinated to prevent the risk of serious illness if one gets infected.
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