As Singaporeans worried about the expanding clusters in Bukit Merah, a person who visited 2 blocks in the estate has sadly passed away.
An 84-year-old Singaporean woman is our 36th death due to Covid-19.
She had visited Blocks 115 and 116, Bukit Merah View.
She also had a few pre-existing conditions, which likely exacerbated her illness.
The sad news was conveyed in a media release from the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (26 Jun) night.
According to the release, the deceased was Case 64255, an 84-year-old retiree.
She had a history of 3 illnesses:
Perhaps because of them, she wasn’t vaccinated from Covid-19.
According to MOH’s update on 16 Jun, the deceased had visited blocks 115 and 116 Bukit Merah View.
According to Google Maps, the 2 blocks are close to each other. In fact, they’re almost intertwined.
Block 116 also has many shops and eateries, so patrons are likely to go from 1 block to another.
Thus, MOH offered free Covid-19 testing to visitors of these blocks from 14-27 Jun.
The woman was one of the people who were tested on 15 Jun as part of this community surveillance testing.
Her test also came back positive on the same day.
She also developed a fever that day, MOH said.
The case was sent to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).
Unfortunately, she passed away on Saturday (26 Jun), and NCID is now extending assistance to her family.
Her death comes just 6 days after Singapore’s 35th death, a 44-year-old male permanent resident (PR).
That patient passed away on 20 Jun, and was Singapore’s 2nd-youngest person to pass away from complications due to Covid-19.
It’s saddening to hear about yet another person passing away due to Covid-19 complications.
As she had visited Bukit Merah View, it now means the estate has its 1st death from the disease.
MS News extends our heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased. May she rest in peace.
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